Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is closing a plant in West Point, Ga., and permanently laying off 71 full-time production workers.
The layoffs are scheduled to take place June 24, according to a notice filed with the state. In total, the facility employs approximately 85 workers.
"We are making this move in order to maximize our Southeast U.S. footprint and utilize open capacity in our plants," spokeswoman Debbie Ortisi said in an April 26 email to Plastics News.
The West Point facility's door panel production will be relocated to another facility in McCalla, Ala., she said.
In October 2018, the global auto supplier permanently laid off 55 workers at its technical center in Holland, Mich.
"These were technical center positions, not manufacturing positions," Ortisi said of the Holland layoffs. "This was done to improve our cost structure and further enhance our competitiveness."