Massive fire strikes AAM facility in Ohio

AAM has more than 20,000 employees at nearly 80 facilities in 17 countries, according to the company's most recent annual report. AAM is a leading Tier 1 automotive supplier with an aftermarket division.

A massive fire has struck an AAM Metal Forming/ Colfor Manufacturing plant near Malvern, Ohio, on Tuesday, according to local media reports and company officials.

There are no reports of injuries. The local school district has canceled classes for the day.

AAM, based in Detroit, released this statement to Aftermarket Intel:

“In the early morning of Sept. 22, AAM’s Malvern Manufacturing Facility experienced a significant fire. The building was evacuated and no injuries were reported. Local fire departments responded to the scene to contain the fire. AAM is working with local authorities to investigate this accident and will assess the facility once the investigation is complete. Because of the ongoing investigation, we have no further comment.”

Video from news helicopters showed large amount of fire and smoke coming from the plant.

AAM has more than 20,000 employees at nearly 80 facilities in 17 countries, according to the company’s most recent annual report. AAM is a leading Tier 1 automotive supplier with an aftermarket division.

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