Esterline announces relocation, 120 jobs on the line

NORWICH – Esterline, a Washington State-based manufacturer of aerospace components, formally announced Thursday that its production facility in the City of Norwich (Norwich Aero Products) will close operations by March, 2015.

According to a statement from Esterline, all U.S. production, currently undertaken at the 57,000 square foot Norwich facility on O’Hara Drive, will be relocated to its existing manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico. The company has plans of transferring some administrative functions to its sister company in Buena Park, Calif.

Norwich Aero Products employees were notified of the closure earlier this week. The manufacturer currently supplies approximately 120 local jobs.

The company says the transition will be implemented by the end of the first quarter in 2015.

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