Linamar Corporation, Canada’s second-largest auto parts maker, is closing its Invar Manufacturing plant in Batawa, cutting 134 jobs.
The company says the plant, which is not competitive in an increasingly difficult North American auto parts market, will be shut down over the next two months. Invar has been producing steering housing, and components for nuclear energy.
The parts maker says the closure does not affect Linamar’s other Ontario plants where new business continues to be won and production levels are rising.
Linamar has more than 9,000 employees and operates around the world. The company ranks behind Magna International among Canada’s largest parts makers.