SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- J.L. French Automotive Castings Inc., a maker of die-cast aluminum automotive components and assemblies, said June 30 that it has emerged from Chapter 11 reorganization.
The company said its new financing structure also has gone into effect and includes $50 million in revolving credit available for working-capital needs. French filed for Chapter 11 protection in Wilmington, Del., in early February.
J.L. French was founded in 1968. It makes oil pans, engine covers, engine blocks and transmission cases. The company has more than 1,800 employees worldwide.
J.L. French ranks No. 108 on the Automotive News list of the top 150 suppliers to North America, with original-equipment automotive parts sales of $360 million in 2005.