Park Electrochemical announced that its Nelco Technology facility, located in the Free Trade Zone in Zhuhai, China, plans to commence the procedures required to cease its operations and liquidate, subject to the requisite approvals of government authorities in China. Park plans to supply and fully support all its customers in Asia from its Nelco Products business unit in Singapore. Consistent with this plan, the manufacturing activities conducted by Nelco Technology will be conducted by Nelco Products in Singapore in the future. The proposed cessation of operations does not contemplate the loss of any business by Park. As the result of the cessation of operations at Nelco Technology, Park expects to record total pre-tax charges of approximately $3.2M. The charges include non-cash charges of approximately $2.4M and cash charges of approximately $800,000. The company is recording approximately $2.6M of these charges in the 2013 fiscal year second quarter ending August 26 and expects to record the balance of the charges during the remaining two quarters of the current fiscal year ending March 3, 2013 and the first quarter of the 2014 fiscal year. The Nelco Technology business operations will have no further impact on the consolidated financial condition or results of operations of Park Electrochemical Corp. after the cessation of operations.
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