Firm announced it is phasing out production of L-phenylalanine, the amino acid used in the manufacture of aspartame, and will be laying off all 75 employees at its Paducah, Kentucky plant between mid-September and the end of October. Action results from decision by principal customer Searle to discontinue purchases after Oct. 31. Genex will continue to seek a buyer or lessee for the plant and explore possibility of using
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