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Fujifilm closing South Carolina plants; 400 to lose jobs

Greenwood, South Carolina (AP) — Japanese photography giant FUJIFILM will close several factories in South Carolina as more than half of its employees in South Carolina lose their jobs.

Fujifilm told The Index-Journal of Greenwood that it would close four Greenwood facilities by September 2022, eliminating 400 of its approximately 700 jobs in the state.

The company has accused the declining demand for recyclable cameras, photographic paper and digital printing plates manufactured at the Greenwood plant.

by Associated Press, The company plans to retain approximately 300 employees in Greenwood. They work in a warehouse, where they are responsible for personalized photography projects, talent, finance and environmental components.

The Tokyo-based company first opened its South Carolina facility in 1988 and has invested nearly $ 2 billion in the state over the last 33 years.

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