Industrial fan maker plans closing Indiana factory

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PORTLAND, Ind. (AP) — A company that builds industrial fans is planning to shut down an eastern Indiana factory and move production work to an Ohio plant.

Hartzell Air Movement has told the Indiana Department of Workforce Development that it intends to close its Portland, Indiana, factory by the end of September. The Portland factory has nearly 50 workers.

Hartzell executives say production will be moved to Piqua, Ohio. The company is based in that city about 30 miles north of Dayton, Ohio.

The company expects to start laying off workers from the Portland factory in July. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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