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ALLENTOWN — True Value Co. has announced plans to close a regional distribution center in eastern Pennsylvania in November, affecting as many as 165 employees, amid plans to open another center in Hanover Twp.

The Morning Call reports that the Chicago-based company notified state officials last month that worker separations are expected to begin in mid-October.

True Value spokeswoman Jennifer Born said the Allentown distribution center and a satellite office in Upper Macungie are more than 40 years old and have been running out of space, with nearly one-fourth of merchandise stored outside in trailers or off-site.

She said affected workers will be offered transition assistance and can apply for jobs at a new distribution center announced earlier this year about

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