Parker Hannifin Corp to eliminate 350 American jobs at Racor filter plant Modesto

Update: Racor confirms its will lay off about 350 people at Modesto filter plant

Parker Hannifin Corp. will lay off about 350 people at its Racor fuel filter plant in Modesto by year’s end, the Cleveland-based company announced Thursday.

All of the manufacturing will shift to Parker Hannifin plants in Kearney, Neb., and Holly Springs, Miss., because of excess capacity, said Aidan Gormley, director of global communications and branding. Engineering and sales people will remain in Modesto, but the number was not immediately available.

The layoff announcement came four months after Parker Hannafin’s acquisition of Clarcor, a filter company based in Overland Park, Kan.

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