Optical manufacturer cutting 76 jobs, merging Knox facilities

Optical manufacturer cutting 76 jobs, merging Knox facilities

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By HANA KIM
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) -- Luxottica Optical Manufacturing says Wednesday it will merge its two Knoxville-area facilities on April 4.

The company will cut approximately 76 jobs when it closes its Anderson Road facility and moves those operations to its Middle Creek facility.

Luxottica says the consolidation decision was based on evaluating how to serve customers while maximizing its resources.

The company will provide support programs to help workers whose jobs are cut.

Luxottica makes prescription frames and sunglasses for such brands as LensCrafters and Pearle Vision. It also manages glasses at Sunglass Hut locations worldwide.

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