Core Systems LLC, an automotive, recreational vehicle and appliance molder, will close a plant in Greensboro, N.C., cutting 94 jobs, and move the work and 12 injection presses to its two Ohio plants, in Painesville and Mount Gilead.
President Christopher Day said Core is investing $1 million to launch a Six Sigma program at its Painesville headquarters plant, where the firm will train about 20 black- and green-belt candidates. The Painesville operation makes engineered products and handles tooling, engineering and design. Core's Mount Gilead plant molds large parts for appliances. Together the Ohio plants employ about 450.
Operations in Greensboro will end by early October.
Core is growing, but Day said the firm needs to improve its operations. Company leaders want to improve quality, service, delivery and Core's long-term financial strength. The firm also has purchased 10 new presses in the past six months, he said.
The Greensboro factory suffered from low ceiling height, which made it difficult to use cranes, Day said Aug. 11 by telephone. The site made transportation and consumer products.
Core Systems molds car and truck panels, cup holders, trim ferrings, fan shrouds, lamp housings and assemblies for the transportation market; close-tolerance parts for RVs, all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles; components for household appliances; packaging and consumer goods.