Ride control and emissions systems supplier Tenneco Inc. said it will close plants in Ontario and Hartwell, Ga., as it restructures its North American ride control operations.
The supplier expects to begin transferring work to its ride control facility in Kettering, Ohio, this year, the company said in a statement on Friday. Complete closure of the two plants is expected near the end of the second quarter of 2020.
A Tenneco spokesman told Automotive News the closures were not prompted by any loss of automaker contracts.
Both plants have around 500 employees and are roughly the same size. Therefore, approximately 1,000 jobs are affected by the closures, the spokesman said.