Cantex Inc. is closing a portion of its Auburndale facility and laying off 48 employees in the process. A letter sent from Cantex to the state of Florida on Dec. 4 indicates the employees will be laid off at the 101 Gandy Road, Auburndale location. Cantex is Texas-based producer of PVC electrical conduit and fittings with manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the U.S. The affected warehouse includes Cantex pipe extrusion facilities and molding facilities. "This layoff is necessitated…

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