A long-time car-parts manufacturer in Brewer is closing its doors. Officials with Z-F Lemforder met with workers Monday afternoon, telling them the business will leave the city by the middle of next year.
127 people work at the facility, 45 workers were laid off in December.
Corporate spokesperson Bryan Johnson says the closing will consolidate Lemforder’s chassis production into three plants instead of four. Johnson says foreign competition is behind the decision.
The laid-off workers are expected to return to the plant before the shutdown process starts up in September.
At it’s peak about 250 people worked at the Brewer facility. It opened nearly 30 -years ago.
The city of Brewer says the loss of jobs and a corporate citizenship will be a blow to the entire region.