More than 300 people are being laid off from two
northern Indiana auto-parts factories because of production cutbacks by U.S.
Guardian Industries Corp. plans about 130 layoffs at its car-window plant in
Ligonier, while Advanced Assembly LLC of Columbia City has laid off 200 people
from its seat systems factory.
Auburn Hills, Mich.-based Guardian said it did not know how long its layoffs would last because of the
uncertainty surrounding Chrysler’s bankruptcy filing and General Motor Corp.’s factory
Advanced Assembly makes seat systems for Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras
built at GM’s Fort Wayne-area assembly plant. The 2,600 people
employed at the Fort Wayne plant started an 11-week shutdown Monday.
Advanced Assembly said it expects to recall all its workers once that factory resumes