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Harris Corporation getting out of the broadcast business

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QUINCY, IL (WGEM) – The future of hundreds of area employees is in question Tuesday as Harris Corporation, a longtime Quincy business, is getting out of broadcasting.

"Harris Corporation as announced today to the market and its employees has decided to divest itself of its broadcast division," said Chris Parsons, Vice President of Global Operations for Harris. "Harris is selling its broadcast division because it does not fit with the rest of the company's operations."

Terri Black, a Harris public relations official, says that the entire broadcast division of Harris, including the Quincy facility, will be sold. The facility will continue to operate until the sale is complete, but the new owners could do whatever they want to the facility and the rest of the broadcast division.

"Its business as usual for now," Parsons said.

Parsons added that "there are already interested parties" in purchasing the broadcast division and that "the Harris broadcast division is sound."

Revenue for the Integrated Network Solutions has been declining since last year because of a low demand in North America.

Harris' Quincy facility manufactures radio and TV equipment. But for the nearly 300 people who work here, the decision to sell leaves a lot up in the air.

Quincy Mayor John Spring plans to hold a 3:30 p.m. news conference regarding the Harris Corporation announcement.

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