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EARTH CITY, Mo. – Actavis announced Tuesday it will close Forest Laboratories, a specialty pharmaceutical company in Earth City, next year.

The facility will close in June 2015, affecting approximately 190 employees, but the transition of warehousing and distribution-related activities will begin immediately to a distribution center in Gurnee, Illinois. This transition is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

Plans to transition other departments will be finalized at a later date.

A spokesperson for Actavis says the decision to close the location came after reviewing the capabilities of manufacturing and the global production network. Forest Laboratories was acquired by Actavis in February 2014. It was determined operations in Earth City were being duplicated in other areas within the new combined company.

Actavis' complete statement is below.

Actavis Statement

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