Automotive supplier Key Plastics (Northville, MI) will close its Hartford City, IN site, consolidating injection molding handled there into its other North American manufacturing sites over the course of 2011. A Key Plastics spokesperson told PlasticsToday that the Indiana plant had injection molding, assembly, and painting capabilities focused on the creation of interior and exterior door handles, as well as additional interior trim and airbag components. The facility has 215 employees, 184 of them full time.
The spokesperson said those employees would be given preferential consideration for positions at Key's four remaining North American sites. Key Plastics built the Hartford City plant, which covers 117,000 sq ft, in 1993. Some of the facility's equipment will be moved to other Key sites....