HOLLAND, Mich. -- Johnson Controls Inc. on May 31 said it plans to close a manufacturing plant and distribution center in Michigan and outsource its injection-molding operations from another plant within the next year. About 500 people are expected to lose their jobs.
The Holland-Meadowbrook plant, which manufactures overhead consoles and electronic components, is expected to move production to other North American plants, including locations in Holland.
The company's visor distribution center in Zeeland, Mich., which distributes sun visors to other Johnson Controls plants, also plans to phase down operations within the next year.
The Holland-Maplewood plant is expected to continue to manufacture headliners but will outsource its noncore injection molding as part of the plan.
Johnson Controls, of Milwaukee, produces seats, interior trim, batteries, electronics, cockpits and instrument panels.