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Trim Plant Closed

Johnson Controls Inc. has announced plans to close its Stratford, ON automotive trim plant. The plant, which employs 392 people, is scheduled to be closed in December, according to a press report. A c...


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November 1, 2001 by Canadian Plastics

Johnson Controls Inc. has announced plans to close its Stratford, ON automotive trim plant. The plant, which employs 392 people, is scheduled to be closed in December, according to a press report. A company spokesperson said the plant is not competitive with similar operations. The Canadian Auto Workers union, which represents employees at Stratford, claims that Johnson is planning to relocate the work to Mexico, although the company would not confirm this. The CAW said it will fight the closing. The union said it had a written agreement that the facility is the main supplier of seating trim for DaimlerChrysler AG’s Bramalea, ON vehicle assembly plant.

Canadian Market a Lure for Siemens Cnc Products

Siemens Canada Ltd. and Siemens Energy and Automation (USA) have announced a new Canadian-based sales, support and marketing organization for CNC products. Canadian customers will now have local contacts for orders and technical service. Previously, the Canadian market for these products had been served by the Motion Control Systems Group of Siemens Energy and Automation, with branches located in Illinois and Ohio.

“The establishment of local marketing and sales resources reflects a growing CNC business in Canada,” says Guenter Brecheis, senior vice president, Siemens Canada.

Siemens CNC controls and drive systems are used in machine tools and special purpose machines. The company’s Canadian headquarters is located in Mississauga, ON.


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