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General Dynamics closing Sunrise facility, ending 56 jobs

 

General Dynamics plans to close its Sunrise facility, eliminating 56 jobs.

The facility, which worked on military contracts, will implement the job cuts in April and May, General Dynamics said in a letter to Florida’s labor agency. Most of the lost jobs are engineering and technical positions, according to a breakdown by the company.

Carol T. Smith, a spokeswoman for the company’s G4 division, which ran the Sunrise plant, said the closing came as military contracts expired and Pentagon spending slowed.

“It all has to do with winding down a decade of war and changing budgets,’’ she said. Of the job losses, Smith added: “We regret it very much.”

DOUGLAS HANKS

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