Tenneco announced Thursday the company would close its Kettering, Ohio, ride control plant.
Kettering is a town near Dayton.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued the following statement on Tenneco’s announcement regarding its Kettering facility:
“I am deeply disappointed that Tenneco has announced plans to close its Kettering plant, which would negatively impact the lives of 650 Ohioans and their families. JobsOhio and its partners are working to engage with Tenneco to explore solutions on how the company can succeed in Kettering. Ohio’s automotive workforce is second to none, and the Kettering facility lies within a day’s drive of 70 percent of current North American auto assembly plants. We know that our talented workforce will be highly attractive for future investment and job creation.”
Media reports say Tenneco intends to close the plant before the end of 2023 and that jobs will be moved to China and Mexico. Tenneco bought the facility in 2008 from Delphi.
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