News From Terre Haute, Indiana

March 4, 2014

Sony DADC halting local distribution operation, cutting 34 jobs

Staff Report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Sony DADC, a major electronics and digital equipment maker, confirmed today it is closing a distribution operation at its Terre Haute plant.

The move will cost 34 jobs, mostly hourly, said Lisa Gephardt, a Sony DADC spokeswoman in New York.

Sony DADC employs approximately 1,400 people at its Terre Haute plant, Gephardt said. The decision to close the distribution operation does not spell any larger change at the Fruitridge Avenue plant, she told the Tribune-Star in a telephone interview today.

A distribution center operated by Sony DADC in Bolingbrook, Ill., will absorb the work from Terre Haute, Gephardt said. No new jobs were expected to be created in Bolingbrook due to the change, she said.