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Textron confirms 45 layoffs in Baltimore County facility

Textron confirms 45 layoffs at Baltimore County facility

A Rhode Island firm that manufactures drones for the military is laying off about four percent of the workforce at its Baltimore County plant.

Textron Systems notified 45 employees of the decision on Thursday, spokesman Matthew Colpitts wrote in an email. He attributed the move to a "change in the mix of work," saying the cuts were necessary to maintain profitable growth in the business.

Textron employs more than 1,000 people at its Baltimore County facility, once operated by AAI Corp., which Textron acquired in 2007.

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