CommScope, Inc., a global leader in infrastructure solutions for
communications networks, plans to reduce its workforce by approximately
110 people at its Connectivity Solutions Manufacturing Inc. facility in
Omaha. The layoffs will take effect in March and reduce the facility’s
workforce to fewer than 400 people.
CommScope also is analyzing options for the facility’s future as it
works to become more efficient and protect the profitability of its
business. These options include expanding the use of contract
manufacturers and potentially closing the Omaha facility and relocating
production to other, lower-cost, CommScope locations.
“A combination of difficult circumstances—including facility
underutilization, high labor costs, customers’ spending slowdown and
their demand for lower-cost products—is causing CommScope to consider
all options for serving our customers, while simultaneously protecting
the profitability of our business,” said Eddie Edwards, president and
chief operating officer, CommScope. “These actions are difficult yet
unavoidable, and we regret the potential impact on our employees.
“We remain committed to global competitiveness and outstanding service
to our customers. As we analyze manufacturing alternatives, we intend to
ensure that customers continue receiving the superior service that they
have come to expect from CommScope.”
The drive to become more competitive and challenging global conditions
also have affected a number of CommScope’s other facilities. In the past
two years, CommScope has reduced workforces globally and closed
facilities in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, England, Italy and the US in
order to reduce cost and protect profitability.
Inc. (NYSE: CTV)( www.commscope.com)
is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communication
networks. Through its Andrew
Solutions™ brand, it is a global leader in radio frequency subsystem
solutions for wireless networks. Through its SYSTIMAX®
brands, CommScope is a world leader in network infrastructure solutions,
delivering a complete end-to-end physical layer solution, including
cables and connectivity, enclosures, intelligent software and network
design services, for business enterprise applications. CommScope also is
the premier manufacturer of coaxial cable for broadband
cable television networks and one of the leading North American
providers of environmentally secure cabinets
for DSL and FTTN applications. Backed by strong research and
development, CommScope combines technical expertise and proprietary
technology with global manufacturing capability to provide customers
with infrastructure solutions for evolving global communications
networks in more than 130 countries around the world.
This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on
information currently available to management, management’s beliefs, as
well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events.
Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are
subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could
cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently
expected. For a more detailed description of the factors that could
cause such a difference, please see CommScope’s filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. In providing forward-looking
statements, the company does not intend, and is not undertaking any
obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.