LINCOLNTON, N.C.-- A Lincoln County pharmaceutical plant will be closing, putting about 310 people out of work.
Actavis PLC said Monday it will take until the middle of 2015 to close the plant, which makes creams and ointments.
The prescription drug manufacturing will be moved to the company's plant in Salt Lake City. Manufacturing of over-the-counter drugs including creams, children's ibuprofen and analgesic suppositories, will be switched to a third-party contractor.
Company spokesman Charlie Mayr said workers who are losing their jobs will receive severance pay and other benefits.