Layoffs: Hologic to shutter Indiana plant

January 17, 2013 by MassDevice staff

Hologic says it plans to shutter a plant in Indianapolis that makes breast biopsy products, laying off all 141 workers there.


Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) said it plans to shutter a breast biopsy device-making plant in Indianapolis this summer, laying off all 141 workers at the facility.

The closure will roll out in 4 phases, beginning with layoffs for 20 workers March 29, according to a letter sent to the Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development from the Bedford, Mass.-based women's health company.

The 2nd phase, slated to begin May 3, will see 31 job cuts. The 3rd phase, involving 88 layoffs, is planned to begin May 31, with a lone remaining worker scheduled for a pink slip June 28, according to the letter.

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"These plans, when finalized, would be permanent and result in closure of the facility," according to the letter.

A Hologic spokeswoman did not immediately return a request for comment. The layoffs would represent about 2.4% of Hologic's total workforce.