Tyco to Cut 248 at Former ADC Plant in Shakopee

In addition to the layoffs, Tyco Electronics is planning to relocate the remaining 200 employees at the former ADC Telecommunications headquarters in Eden Prairie to the Shakopee facility.

Switzerland-based Tyco Electronics, Ltd.,-which purchased ADC Telecommunications late last year-is cutting 248 positions at its Shakopee plant and has plans close and sell ADC's former headquarters in Eden Prairie.

Mike Ratcliff, a Tyco spokesman, told Twin Cities Business that the layoffs will affect manufacturing positions at the Shakopee facility-which employs a total of 700 employees-and will take place between now and September.

Employees losing their jobs will receive severance packages, including severance pay, benefits continuation, and outplacement services.

The cuts are part of the ongoing integration of ADC into Tyco's network solutions business, which employs a total of 13,000. Ratcliff said that the company is identifying places to cut based on the overlap and duplication of positions that were created with the acquisition of ADC.

The manufacturing work being cut at the Shakopee facility will be relocated to Tyco plants in Juarez, Mexico, and Santa Teresa, New Mexico.

In addition to the cuts, Tyco will relocate the remaining 200 employees at ADC's former headquarters building in Eden Prairie to the Shakopee plant. The company plans to then sell the Eden Prairie facility sometime next fall, leaving the Shakopee plant as Tyco's only Minnesota location.

Ratcliff did not provide details about the size of the Eden Prairie facility or when it would go on the market, but according to regulatory filings, the facility is about 500,000 square feet. The Shakopee facility-which also houses engineering, research and development, and administrative staff-is 370,000 square feet.

ADC announced in July that it agreed to be acquired by Tyco for $1.25 billion. The deal closed in December, at which time between 100 and 150 employees were laid off from both ADC and Tyco because of the duplication of corporate support positions, Radcliff said.