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BorgWarner Sees Ripple Effect Of Automaker Changes, Cuts Workforce

Company will reduce its North American workforce by 13 percent.

BorgWarner Inc. announced Friday it is reducing its North American workforce by about 850 people, or 13 percent, over its 19 operations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The changes are necessary due to a decrease in customer volume and are expected to be nearly completed by the end of October.

“We continue to adjust our North American operations to the realities of the region’s drastic volume declines and customer restructurings, despite the fact that our growth in other parts of the world remains strong,” said Tim Manganello, chairman and CEO.

Manganello continued: “All of our North American operations are affected by the significant recent actions at Ford, DaimlerChrysler, General Motors and other customers. This is more than a ‘one customer, one product’ issue. We are resizing our North American operations in response to current market conditions, and will continue to proactively manage our North American business as we build infrastructure in those regions of the world where we are growing.”

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