Monday, June 18, 2007

Visteon closing Bedford plant, 685 to lose jobs

The Visteon plant in Bedford will close its doors by April 2008, leaving hundreds of employees without work:

Visteon said it plans to shut down a plant in Bedford, leaving about 685 people without jobs.

Officials met with employees Friday to break the news, the Bedford Times-Mail reported. The plant manufactures products for Ford Motor Company, making systems that send fuel from a vehicle's gasoline tank to the engine.

Visteon officials told the newspaper that the Bedford plant did not produce its core business, such as climate control, electronics and lighting. The timetable for closure is April 2008.

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