RACINE, Wis. - Modine Manufacturing Co. announced Thursday conditional plans to close its manufacturing plant in Jackson, Mississippi. A final decision will be made following talks with the union at the Jackson facility.
The closure is part of the company’s repositioning program that was announced in 2007 and designed to support growth and profitability goals.
“Although this was a very difficult decision to make, we believe it is in the best long-term interest of the company,” said Tom Burke, Modine Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “As demand for older copper and brass radiator technology slows and demand for newer technology is increasing, we are consolidating the production of our remaining copper and brass radiator business in fewer facilities to maximize our asset utilization. Modine’s Pemberville, Ohio and Jefferson City, Missouri plants will have the business transferred to their locations following a definitive agreement with Modine’s Jackson, Mississippi union.”
Modine had purchased the plant in 2005 to produce copper brass radiators for diesel-fueled vehicles and aluminum charge air coolers.