Gates closing hose production facility in Galesburg

GALESBURG, Ill. (KWQC) - About 120 workers will be laid off when a hose production facility closes in Galesburg. Gates began informing employees this week that it is moving hose production to other facilities in North America.

The layoffs should be completed in about 14 months. The Gates distribution center will remain open.

The company says affected employees can apply for jobs at its other facilities. Gates says is also offering severance packages and professional counseling.