TRW Plans to Close Jackson, Michigan Manufacturing
JACKSON, Mich. - TRW
Automotive's Kelsey- Hayes Company subsidiary announced today it
plans to close its Jackson, Michigan manufacturing facility by July
2006. The planned facility closure is a result of relentlessly increasing
pricing pressures in the marketplace and the need to improve competitiveness
to attract future business.
The Jackson plant has
approximately 400 employees and manufactures braking components
for the automotive industry. Under the plan, present Jackson plant
operations would be consolidated into existing North American facilities.
require difficult actions," said Ron Muckley, Vice President, Operations,
North America Braking and Suspension Systems. "We are challenged
to provide the absolute lowest cost product and compete with an
increasing number of competitors in a global marketplace," he said.