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Liberty Lake Company To Cut Workforce

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Itron Inc. of Liberty Lake, Wash., is cutting about 7.5 percent of its global workforce and shutting six manufacturing sites as part of a major restructuring.

Most of the planned manufacturing closures are in Europe and in Latin America. Itron CEO LeRoy Nosbaum said the approximately 500 workers at the company's headquarters in Liberty Lake, just east of Spokane, will not be affected in this reduction. Itron is a leading maker of metering systems and software services for the utility industry.

The company plans to eliminate 750 jobs worldwide out of a total of 10,000.

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