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Schofield plant will permanently close in December


SCHOFIELD (WAOW)--Newsline 9 fist told you about the decision in May 2010. Monday, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development announced that the plant will begin laying off employees in March and close in December.

About 159 union employees and 24 office employees will lose their jobs at the Schofield plant. However, according to the DWD, most of the work is being transferred to Federal-Mogul's Manitowoc facility. Some of the Schofield employees will be asked to stay on with the company but a majority will be laid off.

Federal Mogul makes piston rings for many of the major automotive companies. Leaders told Newsline 9 in May that the downturn in that market is causing them to make some tough decisions in an effort to save money.

Federal Mogul Corporation leaders will permanently close their Schofield facility December 2011.


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