TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - According to a Work Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notice, Toledo Molding & Die will be closing its facility on Phillips Ave. The document explains that the closure is due to Fiat-Chrysler's (FCA) decision to award the next generation Jeep Wrangler production of the instrument panel assembly to Detroit Manufacturing Systems.
The document outlines the time line for the closure, noting the plant is expected to shut down April 2, 2018, though it may continue to operate through April.
The closure is expected to cut approximately 120 hourly and salary employees. Those cuts will be permanent and will involve the entire closing of the company's plant on Phillips Ave.
According to the notice, all employees have been notified, as has the UAW Local 12 president. The document notes that although intra-plant
bumping rights exist for employees covered by the collective bargaining agreement between the Company and the Union, plant-to-plant bumping rights do not exist for those employees. Bumping rights do not exist for salaried employees.
According to the document, "in the event that circumstances should change, the Company reserves its right to delay the anticipated layoff and will let you know as soon as practical of any material changes."