Duracell completes plant’s closing

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Massive factory once employed 1,200 workers producing 5M batteries a day

By Greg Summers

Lancaster’s giant Duracell plant, which announced in 2016 that it would end production by the middle of this year, has already shut down, leaving the 20-acre industrial site a ghost town.
“I can tell you on the record, they are officially gone,” said county Economic Development Director Jamie Gilbert.
The 300,000-square-foot building on S.C. 9 Bypass West once bustled with nearly 1,200 workers, producing more than 5 million AA batteries each day. It now stands silent and has a “For Sale” sign out front.

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