Avon: Ohio plant closing to cut about 400 jobs

CINCINNATI (AP) - October 15, 2010

The company sent a letter dated Tuesday to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Service notifying the agency of the cuts at its plant in Springdale.

New York-based Avon says work will be moved to Avon plants in Illinois, Mexico and China and to a contract manufacturer in New Jersey.

The company says the Ohio cuts are expected to begin in December should be completed by mid-2012.

Avon spokeswoman Jennifer Vargas says the shutdown is part of a restructuring of its U.S. manufacturing operations announced last year.

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