published Monday, January 30th, 2012

Lifetouch cutting 380 jobs in Chattanooga, shutting down Olan Mills

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Minnesota-based Lifetouch plans to shut down the Olan Mills operations in Chattanooga it purchased last November and cut about 380 jobs, an official said today.

Kelvin Miller, Lifetouch’s corporate vice president of communications, said it will close the Shallowford Road and Amnicola Highway facilities within the next few months.

The two facilities employ 383 people, he said. The operations will be transferred to other Lifetouch sites, Miller said.

A Lifetouch facility on Preservation Drive, which it purchased from Olan Mills in 1999, will stay open, Miller said.

For more, see Tuesday’s Times Free Press.

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Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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