Burlington plant closure will impact 220 workers

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Published January 31, 2024 at 4:12 pm

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The Henniges plant on Frairview St.

Workers at a Burlington industrial plant say they will lose their jobs by the end of the year when the company moves its operations to other facilities.

Henniges Automotive Holdings Inc. announced today (Jan. 31) that it is shutting down operations at 4445 Fairview St. which will affect 220 employees.

The workers are represented by the Workers United Canada Council.

The company makes automotive sealing systems for doors, windows, trunks, lift gates, sunroofs and hoods as well as encapsulated glass systems for vehicle manufacturers.

In a release, Henniges says the move comes in response to the challenging economic conditions within the automotive industry.

“By optimizing its footprint, Henniges will continue to be competitive and support its customers,” the release states.

The company will consolidate operations to existing facilities and expects no disruption in supplying existing or future programs.

Henniges also has plants in various locations around the world and has a global workforce of 9,000.

A worker at the Burlington plant told inhalton.com the closure “is a tough blow” for the employees but is hopeful that given the time frame most will be able to find other jobs.

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