Bodycote plans on closing its Lansing, Mich., facility in early 2007. General Manager Lew Fortune said the company is closing its Bodycote Thermal Processing site because of high labor costs. He added that the decision is not related to plant closures at General Motors. About 60 employees will be affected by the shutdown. The facility, which has been in operation for 50 years and owned by Bodycote since 2000, heat treats parts for the automotive industry.
The plant, which has QS 9000, Ford and Dana accreditations, offers carburizing, annealing, austempering and marquenching services. Bodycote has facilities in five more Michigan cities: Canton, Livonia, Hillsdale, Dearborn and Wixom.