Auto-Parts Maker Camaco Closing Arkansas Plant

Plant closing due to lack of business; 91 employees will lose jobs.

MARIANNA, Ark. (AP) – Camaco LLC, an auto-parts maker headquartered in Novi, Mich., said Wednesday that it is closing its vehicle-seat frame plant in Arkansas, resulting in 91 employees losing their jobs.

The closing could be delayed if new business can be found, but plant manager Lenny Gschwend does not see that as a possibility.

Camaco manufactures metal seat and wire frames, brackets, reinforcements and miscellaneous small stampings for vehicle-interior systems suppliers at a 188,000-square-foot plant in Arkansas.

The company, which has approximately 1,100 employees, also has plants in Lorain, Ohio and Columbus, Neb., and had sales of $180 million in 2006, according to its web site.


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