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Sycor closing door on city operations

The Ann Arbor manufacturing plant of Northern Telecom-Ltd. will be closed in an effort to reduce losses of the Canadian telecommunications firm, the company said today.

About 25 people will lose their jobs in this latest cutback at the former Sycor facility, according to the spokesman. The workers will be paid through the end of

The closing of the Ann Arbor plant is part of a company-wide reduction of 600 workers, all part of the company’s U.S. operations, Northern Telecom Systems Corp.

Northern Telecom also said today it was writing off about $17.7 million of unamortized goodwill relating to the purchase of Sycor and a Minneapolis compu-geer firm in 1978. The company’s research and development division will remain here, officials said.