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SITEX Corp. has acquired the uniform and textile rental business of Hart’s Rental Uniform Services of Lexington. SITEX, which is headquartered in Henderson and has locations in Paducah, Louisville, Nashville and Jasper, Ind., provides uniform, custom apparel, mat and restroom services to businesses in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Illinois. Hart’s has been in the laundry and dry cleaning business in Lexington and surrounding areas since 1952 and has been in the uniform and textile rental business since the 1970s. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Dana Corp. has laid off 45 workers at its Henderson plant, where it assembles axles for medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks. A company spokesman said the decision was the result of “reduced production requirements from customers.” The layoff affects approximately 10 percent of the Henderson facility’s workforce. Dana is also suspending production for the month of March at its plant in Owensboro, where it manufactures parts for Toyota’s assembly plant in Princeton, Ind. The suspension comes in response to Toyota’s decision to implement “nonproduction days” at its facilities in the United States and Canada in an effort to balance inventory and demand.

Accuride, which produces steel rims and wheels for trucks and trailers at its Henderson plant, has laid off 27 of its 200 Henderson employees, citing a decrease in demand for its products.

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