CANBERRA – Component maker Silcraft Pty. Ltd. plans to close its Melbourne plant, idling 460 workers over the next 18 months. The British-owned company has supplied GM Holden Ltd. with trim, hinges and brackets for more than 30 years. A Holden spokesman says the parts it buys from Silcraft still are being sourced locally. "Some (parts) are being sourced from overseas now, yes, but we prefer to source locally." Holden uses trim, hinges from Silcraft. Silcraft plans to axe 80 jobs ...

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