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Johnson Controls buys former Visteon interiors site

November 21, 2007

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Johnson Controls buys former Visteon interiors site

Tier One automotive supplier Johnson Controls has agreed to purchase Ford Motor Co.’s Saline, MI injection molding site. The 1.6-million-sq-ft operation, which sits on 189 acres, had been rolled into Ford’s Automotive Components Holdings (ACH) interiors business, which was used to collect together operations that former Ford business Visteon had divested. In 2005, Ford and Visteon signed a definitive agreement that shifted approximately 24 North American facilities from Visteon to an entity managed by Ford.

The plastics processing site that Johnson Controls will buy has a product mix that includes instrument panels, full cockpits, door panels, door trim, and consoles.

The deal will close if a new competitive bargaining agreement between Johnson Controls and the United Auto Workers can be reached. From the original 24 sites joined together in October 2005, ACH now has 11 plants and employs approximately 11,000 hourly and salaried employees.—[email protected]

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