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Statement from Governor Phil Scott on Energizer Factory Closing in Bennington

October 25, 2019

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement:

“The news that the Energizer facility in Bennington is closing is extremely disappointing, and my team is working to learn more from the company about this decision.

“With the facility moving to another state within the U.S., this decision is an unfortunate example of why those of us in Montpelier need to work together to make Vermont a more affordable place to do business and make sure our policies help businesses thrive rather than creating unique burdens and barriers to growth that make us less competitive with other states.

“The Vermont Department of Labor will act quickly to help impacted employees. With a tight job market and many openings in the area, including nearby Mack Molding, we hope to be able to keep these workers in good jobs right here in Vermont and mitigate the impact on families and the community.”