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Schumer Speaks to Johnson & Johnson CEO About Rochester Plant

Schumer Speaks to Johnson & Johnson CEO About Rochester Plant

Rochester, NY -- Senator Chuck Schumer says he has spoken personally with Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky to try to persuade him to maintain the company's footprint in Rochester.

Gorsky said in January the company would be deciding over 12 to 24 months whether to keep, sell or spin off its "Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics" unit -- which has roughly 1,400 workers in Rochester. Those workers make blood screening equipment and laboratory blood tests.

Schumer says he told Gorsky that if the unit is to be divested, it be done in a way that preserves the Rochester facility and its employment base.

 

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