ROANOKE, Va. (June 18)—Acadia Corp.'s Automotive Division will close two of its North American plants and consolidate the operations into two other facilities by the third quarter of this year, affecting 100 employees at the sites. The move reflects a shift in the company's strategic direction toward larger plants with more critical mass, Acadia said. The producer of powertrain seals and suspension bushings plans to transfer manufacturing operations from its Oldcastle, Ontario, plant to a facility in Woodridge, Ill., closing the Canadian site by July 1. By October 2, Acadia will move production from its Paragould, Arkansas plant to Clifton Forge, Va. and close the vacated factory. Acadia said it will offer relocation to some employees.
Acadia to close two plants, consolidate operations
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