ITT Corp. to close Hanover location, cut 48 jobs

March 23, 2011|By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun

Engineering and manufacturing company ITT Corp. is closing an Anne Arundel County location it opened just last summer, cutting 48 jobs.

The company's information-technology center in Hanover will be shut down by the end of the year as ITT splits into three separate companies and will no longer need shared IT support, spokesman B.J. Talley said Wednesday. He said 48 employees will either be laid off or will leave voluntarily with a severance package, while about 20 are being transferred to other divisions. Layoffs began in late February.

When the county's economic development arm announced last April that Hanover was landing the IT center, it said the company would create 90 new jobs there over the next several years.

"Obviously at that time, we had not made the decision to split the company into three companies," Talley said. "That's what's changed."

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