The Budd Co. will cease manufacturing operations at its Philadelphia, PA, facility, which produces metal stampings and assemblies such as roofs, doors, fenders, tailgates, liftgates and body-side panels for cars, trucks and SUVs. Production will move to Budd’s Detroit plant because most of the Philadelphia output is sent to the Midwest, Budd says. Budd was founded in Philadelphia in 1912 and the plant, open since 1915, employs 600 workers. Budd is working with the United Auto Workers union ...
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