Meritor has announced it plans to consolidate its North American remanufacturing operations to its Plainfield, Ind. facility.
The company says it expects to transfer production operations from its remanufacturing plant in Mississauga, Ontario by March 31, 2013 while moving its Canadian customer service and support to its Brampton, Ontario facility.
“We believe this investment will help us improve efficiency while better serving our customers in today’s competitive landscape,” says Doug Wolma, general manager, Global Aftermarket Operations. “At the same time, this move will strengthen our global remanufacturing footprint.”
As a result of these actions, Meritor says it plans to invest approximately $1.4 million in its Plainfield facility while creating approximately 82 new jobs during 2012 and 2013. The company says it already has invested more than $8 million in process upgrades to its global operations in the past five years, including $2.7 million earlier this year for new equipment at its Plainfield plant.