Methode to Cut 700 U.S. Jobs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Thursday, 24 January 2008 05:32
CHICAGOMethode Electronics will slash 700 jobs from its U.S. automotive operations to help the components maker compete, the company said today. The moves are expected to be completed by year-end.
 
In a press release, the firm said only limited production and support staff would remain at its automotive operations facilities in Carthage and Golden, IL. Production of legacy connectors at its Rolling Meadows, IL, factory would be cut as well.
 
"As a result of fewer programs remaining for these plants and anticipated continued reduction in customer production volumes, Methode is taking this action to transfer the remaining programs from its U.S. facilities," the company said.
 
Methode makes a range of connector products, including thick film hybrids and flex circuits. It also owns Trace Laboratories.
Last Updated on Thursday, 24 January 2008 05:35
 

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