NOVI, Mich. (Nov. 15) — Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc. announced that in 2007 the company will close its Fluid Systems Division´s service parts and prototyping facility in Tawas City, Mich.
Service, low volume production, and prototypes will be transferred to other Cooper-Standard facilities during 2007.
"The consolidation of this facility is necessary to better align our manufacturing capacity in North America," said Ed Hasler, the company's president and chief operating officer. "This move will improve our utilization levels, lower our operating costs, and further enhance our competitive position."
The Tawas City operation employs about 65.