FEI will close some facilities

FEI will close some facilities

Due to recent acquisitions, the Hillsboro-based microscope maker will consolidate some of its plants worldwide.

FEI said it will consolidate three Australian sites in Canberra; close a facility in Delmont, Pennsylvania and relocate operations to a new facility in the Czech Republic; and relocate a Japanese demonstration facility to an existing facility in Shanghai, China.

A company spokesman said there will be minimal impact on the Hillsboro operation, where FEI employs about 500. The company employs about 2,500 worldwide.

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