2,400 Blue collar job losses announced in 2 states within past 2 weeks. Monterrey, Mexico is the lucky recipient.
- Grand Rapids, MI DEMATIC 300 Jobs
- Huntington, IN UTEC 700 Jobs
- Indianapolis, IN CARRIER 1,400 Jobs
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD TV) — Around 300 employees will lose their jobs after Dematic decided to move forward with plans to relocate its manufacturing plant in Grand Rapids to Mexico. Most production activities will be transferred to its facility in Monterrey, Mexico, over the next several months and is expected to be finished by September 2016, according to a press release from Dematic. The relocation will impact as many as 300 positions in fabrication, assembly, warehouse and plant administration. Dematic said their decision will not affect more than 900 other positions in sales, engineering, research and development, solution development, customer service, and administration. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.
HUNTINGTON Ind. (WANE) United Technologies Electronic Controls, Huntington’s largest employer, announced Wednesday it plans to move its manufacturing department to a new facility in Monterrey, Mexico, a departure that will cost the area 700 jobs. A global manufacturer of microprocessor-based controls for the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry, UTEC said it will relocate its manufacturing activities to Mexico over the next two years. The company’s headquarters, engineering and product marketing organizations will remain in the Huntington area.
The announcement comes the same day that Carrier Corp. announced it, too, was shuttering its Indianapolis plant where workers make heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment and moving that manufacturing to Mexico, a plan that will lay off 1,400 workers. Both Carrier Corp. and UTEC are units of United Technologies Corp., which is based in Hartford, Connecticut. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT to SAVE THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
Please join the thousands of DML readers who have purchased a bumper sticker. CLICK HERE.
If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).
To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.
Chinese Group To Buy Chicago Stock Exchange