Recently formed JCIM LLC plans to close an automotive interior parts plant.
Johnson Controls Inc. told local officials the JCIM facility in Hartland Township, Mich., near Fowlerville, will shut down about Sept. 29.
The exact closing date will depend on fulfillment of final orders. About 110 employees will lose their jobs as a result of the closure.
``It's related to the whole downturn in the auto industry,'' said William Sleight, director of the Michigan Works! Livingston (County) Service Center in Howell, Mich.
``It's the general deterioration of the automotive industry,'' he added.
JCIM acquired the Hartland operation as part of the Plastech Engineered Products Inc. assets it recently bought. Plastech also ran a plant in Fowlerville, but closed it last year.
Glendale-based Johnson Controls on Sept. 3 announced a global restructuring that will reduce jobs and shut down plants, with about half of the changes due for its auto interiors business.
JCIM is a joint venture between Johnson Controls and certain Plastech term lenders in which Johnson Controls holds 70 percent.
Sleight said officials with his agency and other government entities will meet Sept. 15 with employees to introduce them to employment services and help them move on to other jobs.