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Local News with Jeff Lane

(Richmond, IN)--Kicks 96 and the Point News confirmed Friday morning that the Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions located on Industrial Parkway in Richmond is closing.  A corporate spokesperson said Friday morning that the closure will begin early next year and will continue throughout the year.  The plant is expected to be completely shut down by the end of next year.  Matthews said that production that’s currently being done in Richmond will be shifted to both Aurora, Indiana, and to a plant in Pennsylvania.  The spokesperson would not elaborate on the reason for the closure or the number of jobs that will be lost.  Estimates based on other sources puts the number of employees at the Richmond plant at between 150 and 200 people.  Matthews said that operations at its other Richmond plants would not be affected by the closure of the plant on Industrial Parkway.

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