Luxottica to Close Knoxville Manufacturing Facility

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— Luxottica Retail North America (NYSE:LUX) plans to close its manufacturing facility here on Nov. 19, 2013.

A spokesperson for Luxottica said, “Luxottica’s commitment to providing great customer experiences includes bringing the newest lens manufacturing technologies to in-store labs and operating innovative manufacturing facilities. Luxottica regularly reviews in-store labs and manufacturing facilities to drive efficiency and maximize resources across its manufacturing network.

“As a result of the most recent review, Luxottica has made the difficult decision to close its Knoxville, Tenn. manufacturing facility on November 19, 2013. The closure affects approximately 310 employees. Luxottica is providing support programs to help impacted employees through this transition.”