Ky. Automotive Plant Closing; 559 Jobs At Stake

CADIZ, Ky. (AP) - Johnson Controls Inc., which makes building and automotive systems, announced it will close its plant in Cadiz that employs 559 workers as part of a restructuring plan.

The closure at the plant that makes frames for car seats will be phased out and is expected to be completed next summer, said company spokeswoman Debra Lacey. She said workers were told about the change Friday during a plant meeting.

The restructuring is in response to trends in the European and North American auto market, including the continued outsourcing of production to lower-cost countries, a company release said.
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ohnson Controls said earlier this week it will cut jobs and consolidate manufacturing facilities as part of a plan to restructure its operations.

As a result of the actions, which the company expects to largely complete by early 2010, Johnson Controls said it plans to take a pretax charge of $450 million to $500 million in its 2008 fiscal fourth quarter.

Johnson Controls has 140,000 employees in more than 1,300 locations serving customers in 125 countries. Founded in 1885, the company has its headquarters in Milwaukee, its Web site states.


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  • by Donna Location: Oh on Sep 8, 2008 at 01:23 PM
    I am sorry to hear of workers lossing their jobs. I lost my job back in 98 I worked in a sewing factory and they moved it over seas. I think it is so sad for the American people we do very good work. Just so these companys can make more money.
  • by SICKOFIT Location: KEKNTUCKY on Sep 8, 2008 at 09:55 AM
    WHAT DID THE DEMOCRATS HAVE TO DO WITH THIS? I THINK YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING AT YOUR PRESIDENT. THE LAST I KNOWED HE WASN'T A DEMOCRAT.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 8, 2008 at 04:47 AM
    Companies that take the jobs oversees should be punished in a monetary form. The US should tax the [edited] out of them!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 8, 2008 at 03:31 AM
    Prayers to these families.
  • by Lissa Location: Kentucky on Sep 7, 2008 at 10:22 PM
    Thank's GOV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by grumpy on Sep 7, 2008 at 10:46 AM
    well just another case of what the big oil men have caused by makeing thier big money and letting the little people suffer
  • by steve on Sep 7, 2008 at 09:17 AM
    thanks democrats

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