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Bloomington manufacturer closing, laying off 72

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Hartmann USA Inc., which manufactures bandages, incontinence products and other health-care products, plans to close its plant in Bloomington, costing 72 workers their jobs.

Hartmann said Wednesday that it will move the Bloomington operations to its U.S. headquarters in Rock Hill, S.C., where it plans an $18 million expansion. The company said "a few" employees in Bloomington may be offered jobs in South Carolina.

The closure will be completed by mid-2014, the company said.

Hartmann USA is a division of Germany-based Hartmann Group.

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  • Indiana's problem is you
    I've lived in SC. The schools are better than you've been told and the quality of life is better than here. Most importantly, people are willing to change, to adapt, to a changing world. You're not, and that's why you will continue to lose jobs to other places who have a much healthier worldview. I realize you don't want to hear it, so ignore me and keep on doing what you've been doing, Indiana. You've made a grand mess of things, but in your tiny little minds it's all good. I love it.

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