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Oreck moves headquarters out of La.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Citing high fuel prices and a need to

centralize operations, Oreck Corp. has moved its corporate

headquarters from Harahan to Nashville, Tenn.

Tom Oreck, CEO of the vacuum manufacturing company said the move

will see 60 people working in Nashville and the staff in Harahan

reduced from 70 to 10.

Oreck was one of Jefferson Parish's most high-profile companies.

Shortly after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Oreck moved its

manufacturing plant from Long Beach, Miss., to Cookeville, Tenn.,

80 miles east of Nashville.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune,

http://www.timespicayune.com

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