ArvinMeritor, Inc. today announced it would close its Commercial Vehicle Systems (CVS) assembly operation in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada by Nov. 23, 2007. The closure is part of previously announced restructuring actions in North America and Europe which the company expects to affect 13 plants and 2,800 employees. The facility in St. Thomas employs 17 people, and serves as an assembly site of the company’s drivelines. Operations based in St. Thomas will be transferred to ArvinMeritor’s facility in Laurinburg, N.C. Employees were advised of the closure today during a meeting at the facility. ArvinMeritor will offer outplacement support and severance and benefits packages to affected employees. Brad Ducharme, site manager at the St. Thomas facility said, “the closure of St. Thomas is in no way a reflection of our fine workforce. “Our employees are talented and highly skilled individuals who have worked hard to support our customers.” ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems, modules and components to the motor vehicle industry. The company serves light vehicle, commercial truck, trailer and specialty original equipment manufacturers and certain aftermarkets.