Plant Closing In August

OLEAN – Advanced Monolythic Ceramics will be closing its Olean plant in August, laying off 65 employees.

Earlier this week, company officials filed a worker adjustment and retraining notification with the state Labor Department. The plant, which is located at 3101 Constitution Ave., Olean, manufactures ceramic filters.

“Advanced Monolythic Ceramics, Inc. is a leading supplier of ceramic planar array and discoidal capacitor (electromagnetic interference) filters. We have served the aerospace, biomedical, military, satellite, industrial and communication electronics industries since 1994,” its website states. “Our unique manufacturing process allows us to consistently achieve production lead times on standard and custom products that are the shortest in the industry. AMC’s engineering team is constantly advancing its ability to package high capacitance and voltage ratings in complex geometries to meet demanding applications.”

The filing indicated the layoffs will be conducted in phases, beginning May 1. The expected final layoffs will occur on Aug. 30. The plant will then close on Aug. 31.

There were two reasons given for why the plant is closing. One reason is the economy, and the second reason is a consolidation of manufacturing to a California site. Advanced Monolythic Ceramics’ website stated its parent company is Johanson Dielectrics, which is located in Sylmar, Calif.

According to Johanson Dielectrics website, it has been a worldwide producer of high-quality ceramic chip capacitors for more than 30 years. The company designs and manufactures capacitors in a state-of-the-art facility in Southern California. The facility produces standard and high-voltage (surface mount) ceramic capacitors, and a variety of standard and custom high-voltage and high capacitance value ceramic capacitors.