Lego to close plant in Connecticut

Published: Jun. 20, 2006 at 3:15 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2006 at 4:06 AM EDT
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(Copenhagen, Denmark-AP) June 20, 2006 - No more Lego production in Connecticut.

The Danish toy maker is closing its Enfield, Connecticut, plant and firing the 300 people who work there early next year. Production is to be moved to Mexico.

The Enfield distribution facility will also be affected, but Lego isn't providing details at this point.

In addition, as many as 900 production employees at Lego's headquarters in Denmark will lose their jobs over the next three years as nearly a third of production there will be moved to the Czech Republic.

Founded in 1932, Lego's name was invented by combining the first two letters of the Danish words "Leg godt" (play well) without knowing that that the word in Latin means "I assemble."

Posted 11:15am by Bryce Mursch