Texas electronics manufacturer says the local facility will be eliminated

Texas electronics manufacturer says the local facility will be eliminated
Pamplin Media Group, Sep 17, 2009

Benchmark Electronics of Angleton, Texas, said Tuesday that it would close its Beaverton circuit board manufacturing plant at the end of the year, cutting 183 jobs.

The company told state work force officials Sept. 15 that some employees could be offered positions at the company’s dozen other U.S. plants, but details about the possible transfers have yet to be completed.

Benchmark Electronics opened its Beaverton plant at 3725 S.W. Hocken Ave., in 1991. The 80,000-square-foot facility produced circuit boards, electronic system assembly and testing equipment for the medical, telecommunications and computer industries.

Benchmark has 24 plants operating in 10 countries, including Ireland, Asia and Mexico.