Hoosick Falls factory to close, cut 20 jobs


By Brian Nearing

A plant that makes copper and aluminum foils for smartphones and other electronics will close early next year, taking with it 20 jobs.

Oak-Mitsui sold off its business this month to a California competitor, CAC Inc., which is consolidating work in its existing plant in Lake Forest, just south of Los Angeles.

That facility is “already fully staffed,” said Valerie Risinger, director of human relations at the Hoosick Falls plant, so there will be no opportunity for workers in Hoosick Falls to transfer after the plant closes Jan. 2.

The facility makes foils that are used in computer circuit boards that go into phones and other devices.

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