Seagate to shut plant in Northern Ireland


SAN JOSE, California — Seagate Technology, the world’s largest maker of hard drives, said Monday it is shuttering one of two manufacturing facilities in Northern Ireland, resulting in a cut of 780 employees, about 1.5 percent of the company’s global work force.

When the company closes a 10-year-old plant in Limavady in County Londonderry that manufactures substrate materials used in disks for hard drives, 160 temporary workers also will be affected, Seagate spokesman Woody Monroy said.