Illinois-based JD Norman Industries Inc. is providing more details on the recently-announced closure of its manufacturing facility in Muncie. The company says the closure, affecting 130 jobs, will result in all production being moved to its facility in Leslie, Michigan.
In a statement provided to Inside INdiana Business, JD Norman said it decided that "the existing production and customers would be best served by moving the operations" to the Michigan plant. Employees at the Muncie facility were notified of the planned closure on October 11 and the plant will officially close its doors December 31.
"The Company believes it has a responsibility to assist the employees of the Muncie location to transition to new employment," the company said. "JD Norman is working proactively with local employers to provide on-site interviews as well as job training skills development in conjunction with Indiana Works. Additionally, there will be some employees in Muncie transferring to other JD Norman locations throughout the United States."
The company’s website says it manufactures metal components and systems for original equipment manufacturers of automotive, industrial and transportation products.