WINOOSKI, Vt. — An outdoor power tools company says it plans to close its Winooski facility and lay off 67 employees.

The layoffs announced this week are planned for the end of February. Country Home Products said it plans to close its Winooski assembly plant by year’s end.

Republican Gov. Phil Scott says the state Department of Labor is working to assist impacted employees with finding new jobs and training.

Scott called the news disappointing but said he’s encouraged Country Home Products is keeping its Vergennes and Charlotte facilities open.

The company manufactures and direct-sells its own line of machines including mowers, trimmers and log splitters.

The Vergennes-based company is a subsidiary of publicly traded company Generac Power Systems.

Generac in a statement said it was consolidating manufacturing at a plant in Wisconsin.

This story has been corrected to show the agency’s name is the Department of Labor, not the Department of Layoffs.

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