Federal Mogul is a worldwide maker of automobile parts, including wiper blades announced that it will move its production from Michigan City, Indiana, to its sister plant in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
Federal Mogul told its 100 employees about its intention to leave by the end of the year, said the newspaper The Times of North West Indiana.
Jim Burke, director of corporate communications for Federal Mogul, said the plant in Mexico has enough capacity to pick up the production from Michigan City in a move geared toward increasing efficiency and reducing costs.
Some local employees may be offered positions at other Federal Mogul plants, Burke said. In addition, he said, the company will do what it can to assist employees who will lose their jobs, but he was not yet prepared to describe the severance program, according to the website Herald Argus.