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Pfizer shutdown to clobber United Way

May 14, 2008
United Way of the Wabash Valley will lose its largest contributor when Pfizer Inc. shuts down its Terre Haute operation next year, reports The Tribune-Star. When that happens, the remaining 140 workers will be out of a job.

Pfizer gave $360,000 to the United Way fund in last year's drive, nearly 20 percent of its total annual contributions.

United Way of the Wabash Valley serves agencies in Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Clark County in Illinois.

Pfizer announced yesterday it will close its sterile manufacturing plant in Terre Haute by the middle of next year. The New York-based company said in January that it would lay off 660 workers at the Vigo County plant, and warned at the time that remaining jobs could be cut later.

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