Tyrolit North America Inc.
, Westboro, MA, plans to cease production May 31 of its vitrified and bonded abrasives at its Westboro plant, formerly the Bay State Abrasives plant, according to an article in the Worcester Telegram
. The company will focus on manufacturing superabrasives at this location, retaining about 30 employees of the current 200 workers at the plant. Tyrolit bought Bay State/Sterling in 1997 from Bay State's former general manager, Bernie Phaneuf, who had purchased the company out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in 1994.
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