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News   June 4, 2008   by Auto Service World

Affinia to Close Canadian Facility

As the final elements in a three-year global restructuring program, Affinia Group Inc. has announced plans for closing three manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada.
The affected facilities in Dallas, Texas, Litchfield, Illinois, and Milton, Ontario, employ approximately 400 people involved in the manufacture of brake components.
Dallas and Milton are expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2009 with the Litchfield closing coming shortly thereafter. Affinia will offer transitional assistance to affected workers.
“Affinia people in each location are extremely talented and dedicated, and these closings in no way reflect upon their performance,” said John R. Washbish, president of Affinia’s Under Vehicle Group.
“Our decision to phase out manufacturing in Dallas, Litchfield and Milton was unavoidable, reflecting fundamental changes that are taking place in the markets we serve around the world.”

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