Intermet Corp., a manufacturer of powertrain, chassis/suspension and structural components for the automotive industry, plans to close its ductile-iron foundry in Decatur, Ill. by December 31, 2005.

Intermet Corp. (Troy, Mich.; http://www.intermet.com), a manufacturer of powertrain, chassis/suspension and structural components for the automotive industry, plans to close its ductile-iron foundry in Decatur, Ill. by December 31, 2005. The Decatur foundry, which currently has 320 active employees, manufactures ductile-iron cast components for a number of automakers and Tier 1 suppliers.