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HICKORY, N.C. – (NYSE: CTV), a manufacturer of cable and other communication networks infrastructure solutions, is going to lay off some 20 percent of its work force at a plant in Nebraska and may close the plant.

The Connectivity Solutions Manufacturing plant in Omaha will lose some 110 workers in March, CommScope said Thursday. The cuts will reduce the work force to fewer than 400.

As part of a cost review, CommScope said the plant could be closed with production relocated to other “lower-cost” locations.

CommScope, which is based in Hickory, operates several plants in North Carolina.

“A combination of difficult circumstances—including facility underutilization, high labor costs, customers’ spending slowdown and their demand for lower-cost products—is causing CommScope to consider all options for serving our customers, while simultaneously protecting the profitability of our business,” said Eddie Edwards, chief operating officer of CommScope in a statement.