ArvinMeritor Inc. confirms it will close its Franklin, IN, Light Vehicle Systems exhaust facility, partly due to overcapacity in the North American car market. The plant employs more than 850 workers. Production will be moved to ArvinMeritor sites in Columbus, IN; Taylor, MI; Detroit; Dexter, MO; Spartanburg, SC; and Queretaro, Mexico, with no disruption to customers. The supplier says Franklin employees may be eligible for transfer to the other facilities, as some additional workers will be ...

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