In a media statement Sharon Wenzel said, “The Plymouth facility is a former AMI facility acquired by Cooper Standard in 2016.” The plant manufactures fuel and brake line products and has 160 employees, 116 full time and 44 under contract.
Cooper Standard will be closing its Plymouth facility the end of June. Wenzel said, “Plymouth is a small stand-alone plant and is not able to meet the company’s expected financial targets.” She went on to say, “Production is being moved to a larger established facility with open capacity which will enable the products to be produced more cost effectively in order to be competitive in today’s marketplace.”
Cooper Standard is working with employees to provide potential employment with their joint venture, NISCO in Bremen. For those that don’t choose to pursue the NISCO opportunities, Cooper Standard is also working closely with local and state officials to identify other employment opportunities locally.
Certain severance benefits will be offered to eligible employees.