BorgWarner Inc. confirmed this morning that it will eliminate 780 jobs when it closes its
Chief executive Tim Manganello, who managed the plant eight years, said the reductions will start this month, according to a Bloomberg report that cited a conference call with analysts.
Sales of sport-utility vehicles that use transmission components manufactured at the plant have declined, he said, and the plant wasn’t operating efficiently. Thus, the closing was “unavoidable.”
“This is personally painful to me,” Manganello said.
BorgWarner told the United Auto Workers union in December that it would close the plant if they didn’t accept benefit cuts.