Avon Protection Systems closes Lawrenceville facility

LAWRENCEVILLE — Avon Protection Systems, which makes products for the military, firefighters and first responders, announced on Wednesday that it would close its Lawrenceville facility, which has 49 employees, as part of a company-wide consolidation.

The move shifts four facilities into three for the company that’s based in the United Kingdom and makes respiratory protection system technology. In the United States, Avon also has facilities in Maryland and Michigan.

“We are proud of the past achievements at the Lawrenceville site and the hard work and dedication shown by the team,” Chief Executive Officer Peter Slabbert said in a statement. “With closure of this site now confirmed we will work closely with local agencies to seek to reduce the impact on jobs and the local economy. Our primary concern is to support our employees in Lawrenceville and we will do all we can to support them at this difficult time.”

Slabbert added that the company’s customers would benefit from this consolidation through improved service and greater operational efficiencies.