Automotive seating supplier Adient plc plans to lay off 212 employees at a factory in Charlotte, Mich.
The Plymouth, Mich.-based company will permanently close its location off I-69 between Battle Creek and Lansing. Layoffs are expected to start March 1 and be complete in May, according to a notice filed with the state.
The factory was formerly owned by CNI Plastics, a plastics fabrication company. It was acquired by Adient through the supplier's $360 million purchase of Futuris Group in 2017, said Adient spokeswoman Mary Kay Dodero.
"The Charlotte plant's core capability is injection molding, which is not part of Adient's core product portfolio," Dodero said in an email. "As a result, the decision has been made to close the Charlotte facility."
Adient made headlines in June when it scrapped a $100 million plan to move its headquarters to downtown Detroit. It has struggled to remain consistently profitable since spinning off from Glendale, Wis.-based Johnson Controls Inc. in 2016.
Employees at the Charlotte plant are not represented by a union and do not have bumping rights, according to the notice. Adient plans to sell off all the contracts and injection molding equipment, according to a report from TV station WILX News 10.