Panasonic to close Oregon ingot factory and eliminate 92 American jobs

 Panasonic to close Oregon ingot factory and eliminate 92 jobs

In its announcement, the company cited “business conditions in [its] part of the solar industry” as the reason for the closure, making it the second Oregon solar company to announce a closure in the past month.

In the midst of a roiling debate about whether foreign imports are destroying U.S. solar cell and module manufacturing, another factory closing in Oregon – with 92 jobs in the balance – could be used to bolster the argument on the ‘yes’ side of that discussion.

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