Molex Inc. closed its plant in Villemur-sur-Tarn, France to evaluate its security. The step was taken to help ensure the safety of employees and security of the facility after an employee and two security guards were injured yesterday in a violent incident at the site. They were physically attacked and injured by a group of approximately 40 people who included members of the local Works Council and union representatives.
The employee who was attacked is based in the U.S. and was in France to assist in the negotiations with the Works Council on a social plan related to the proposed closure of the plant. Two French security guards were also attacked and injured and property was damaged.