Sony Slows Production at Mt. Pleasant LCD TV Plant

Sony (SNE) this afternoon confirmed that it has temporarily reduced production at its Mount Pleasant, Pa., LCD television plant in response to slowing demand for 52-inch sets. Sony also makes 46-inch TVs at the plant.

A Sony spokesman told Tech Trader Daily that the plant, which is about 35 miles east of Pittsburgh, typically operates three production lines over the course of four 10-hour days a week. He said the plant recently reduced its night shift to two lines, and for the next few weeks will reduce operations from four days to three. “We have seen a slight downturn in 52-inch sets,” said spokesman Michael Koff, who added that Sony decided to work down accumulated inventory.

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