Inteva Products LLC is laying off 193 workers at its Adrian, Mich., plant, according to a notice filed with the state of Michigan.
The notice filed March 6 by the Troy, Mich.-based automotive supplier stated that layoffs will begin around May 9 and last for six or more months.
The layoffs are a result of a program with one of the company's largest customers coming to a close, the notice stated.
Company spokeswoman Karen Manardo told Crain's that the customer was General Motors Co. and that Inteva knew the end of the program was coming.
About 300 employees will still be at the plant after the wave of layoffs, Manardo said.
In August the company, which specializes in automotive closure and roof systems, announced plans to invest $23 million into its 980,000-square-foot plant in Adrian. The Michigan Strategic Fund awarded the company a $1.27 million performance-based grant toward the investment, which was expected to create at least 77 new jobs and up to 127 jobs at the plant, which employed 474 people as of that grant.
Manardo said the investment is still happening and that a "much larger" program with General Motors will launch next year.
The company will begin hiring in October for the new program, Manardo said. Those employees laid off have recall rights for a period of time depending on their length of service.
Manardo said in the long-term, the company will be hiring more employees than they are laying off in May, but said she could not provide an exact number.
Some employees affected by the layoff belong to a bargaining unit represented by the United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America and its Local 2031, according to the notice.