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BorgWarner To Demolish Muncie, Ind. Plant

Muncie operation will close by April 2009, when the current union contract expires.

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) β€” The BorgWarner Automotive plant in Muncie will be torn down after production ends there in 2009.
 
Plant manager Doug Owenby says the grounds will be cleared of the plant, which is nearly a half-mile long. He said there is interest from other companies in the site.
 
Auburn Hills, Mich.-based BorgWarner Inc. said its Muncie operation would close by April 2009, when the current union contract expires.
 
Owenby says the plant currently has about 750 workers. In the 1950s, more than 6,000 worked there.
 
The factory has struggled as demand for its main product β€” transfer cases for Ford Motor Co. transmission systems β€” slumped amid declining Ford truck sales.
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