NEW YORK Steel Parts
Manufacturing Inc. has told the state of Indiana that it
expects to close its Tipton, Ind., facility and lay off all the
The shutdown would affect
employees at every job level and would be permanent,
Tipton-based Steel Parts said in a Worker Adjustment and
Retraining Notification Act notice to the Indiana Department of
The company said it has offered
to negotiate with United Steelworkers union Local 3875 to avert
a plant closure.
A source at the company told
AMM that talks were progressing. "The union and the
company are talking and trying to come to a mutual agreement,"
Neither the company nor the
union could be reached for further comment.
If negotiations fail, the plant
will close between Feb. 28 and March 14, Steel Parts said.