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Governor meets with Electrolux workers

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WEBSTER CITY (KWWL) - Gov. Chet Culver and economic development officials met with Electrolux workers and others impacted by the closing of the company's plant in Webster City.  Electrolux announced last year it plans to close the plant, causing the loss of 850 jobs.  Culver and other officials discussed plans Thursday to help the region recover after the plant closes.  Culver told workers the state is doing everything it can to attract new employers to the area and he hopes that will include jobs in the renewable energy industry.  Electrolux announced in October that it plans to consolidate its North American manufacturing at a facility in Juarez, Mexico. Electrolux said production will be discontinued at its Jefferson satellite facility later this year and in Webster City early next year.

Online Anchor/Reporter:  Bob Waters

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