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GE Oil & Gas Plant in Oshkosh May Close


OSHKOSH, Wis. (WTAQ) - GE Oil & Gas officials say they're considering closing its Oshkosh plant, which would mean a loss of jobs and other work transfers. 

Should the plant close, the company says it would affect about 111 union workers, plus moving 29 salaried positions to Houston, Texas. 

Company spokesperson Jim Mutsch said they will hold talks with the International Association of Machinists Lodge 1947, which represents the union workers at the facility.

Mutsch said the company would listen to any proposals the union might have, but would not comment if it is seeking concessions to keep the plant open.

The company would not give a timeline for when a decision would be made. If the plant were to close, it would shutdown and the transfer of work would be done by the end of 2011. 

The plant makes products for the global oil and gas industries.