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Dayton Seeks Meeting With Hutchinson Tech CEO

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ST. PAUL  (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he wants to meet with the chief executive of the Hutchinson company that’s cutting hundreds of jobs in the coming months.

Hutchinson Technology Inc., which makes disk drive components, announced plans this week to consolidate some of its manufacturing operations at a new plant in Eau Claire, Wis. The company says about 600 of its 1,125 Hutchinson employees will be affected though it will keep its corporate headquarters and some operations in the central Minnesota town of about 12,000 people.

Dayton says Wednesday he knows few details about the decision but wants to meet with the company’s CEO as soon as possible to discuss the move. He says he wants to find out if the state can do anything to address the company’s problems or concerns.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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