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Plainfield distribution facility with 137 workers closing

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Stamford, Conn.-based Pitney Bowes Inc. informed state officials Monday that 137 employees at its Plainfield warehouse will lose their jobs when it closes the facility in May.

The mail- and document-management company told the the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. that it will cease operations in Hendricks County due to “current economic conditions.” The job losses include 84 shipping packer, 20 secretarial and 12 computer operator positions.

Pitney Bowes said it will begin winding down operations May 7 and take about two weeks to complete the closure.

The company renewed its lease for 161,133 square feet at 2800 Airwest Blvd. in  Plainfield in October 2010, according to IBJ leasing data.

In January 2010, Pitney Bowes closed operations in the southwest Ohio city of Miamisburg, costing Ohio 75 jobs but giving the Indianapolis area about 30 new ones.

A company spokesman told IBJ then that some operations were set to move to the company's location in Whitestown.

Pitney Bowes has annual revenue of $5.3 billion and 29,000 employees worldwide, according to its website.
 

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