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plans to exit its European seamless steel tube manufacturing operations, as part of its strategy to manage its business portfolio to improve performance.

The Canton, Ohio-based company said that it will begin consultations with representatives of the 400 associates located at the Desford England facility to explore alternative solutions to closure.

The Desford facility, which manufactures seamless steel tube for machining and mechanical applications, generated revenue of about $85 million to $95 million in recent years without being profitable, the company added.

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