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Cooper Standard to Close Doors in Plymouth

April 20, 2017

Cooper Standard_1Cooper Standard in Plymouth told their employees on Monday that plant on 2400 Walter Glaub Drive will close its doors by the end of June.

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_logoCooper 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_fuel and brake linesCooper 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.

Cooper Standard_2This facility was initially Whitley Products in the last 1970’s.  Whitley closed its doors in early 2013 and the business was purchased by AMI in 2014.  Cooper Standard acquired the business last year.