Canadian Plastics

DDM Plastics “idles” Tillsonburg, Ont. plant

Auto parts manufacturer DDM Plastics, of Tillsonburg, Ont., has announced an indefinite shutdown.

February 9, 2009   Canadian Plastics

Auto parts manufacturer DDM Plastics, of Tillsonburg, Ont., has announced an indefinite shutdown.

The latest cuts affect between 140 and 160 workers.

The announcement follows on the heels of 460 layoffs that took effect on Jan. 1. Employees received notice of the layoffs in October. Just last year, DDM was the town’s largest employer with over 600 workers.

The 20-year-old company numbers Chevy, Dodge, Ford, Jeep, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Pontiac, and Toyota among its customer base

According to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, company officials told the union they want to idle the plant at the end of April. The union has asked the company to clarify how long the plant is expected to be idle.


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