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22 Apr 2011

Two Plants Fall to GSK Strategy Shift

The sale of two manufacturing plants in Memphis and Aiken leads to the potential loss of 460 manufacturing jobs.

GlaxoSmithKline's recent decision to divest some of its less robust consumer products has led to the sale of a manufacturing plant in Memphis and another in Aiken, SC.


The Memphis operation employs 250 people. Among the OTC brands being made there are Goody's and Stanback headache powder and Chap-Et lip balm.


The Aiken plant employs about 210 people who produce the weight loss drug Alli, GI treatment Tagamet and Nytol for insomnia. Aiken is also the production site for some OTC brands not being sold, including smoking-cessation aid Nicor

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