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Commercial Vehicle Group to close DeKalb, Ill. facility

Jason Cannon May 3, 2013

Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. said Friday the company plans to close its wire-harness assembly facility located in DeKalb, Ill. and transfer that work to facilities in Edgewood and Monona, Iowa.

“To remain competitive, we continually evaluate CVG’s manufacturing footprint based on changing customer demand and industry trends,” Kevin R.L. Frailey , President & General Manger of Electrical Systems for CVG, says. “As a result, we are realigning our North America wire-harness capacity and consolidating our North American footprint from five to four wire-harness facilities.”

Up to 75 jobs will be eliminated by the closure, which is expected to be completed during the third quarter of 2013.

“We regret having to close our DeKalb facility and understand the impact this action will have on our employees and their families,” Frailey says. “However, following a long-term, extensive analysis of our business and changing customer needs, it is a step we have to take to keep CVG an efficient and cost-effective competitor in an evolving global economy.”

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