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8/3/2018 4:47:00 PM
CTS shuts down last Elkhart operations, eliminating 103 jobs

KPC News Service

CTS Corp. is completing its exit from northeast Indiana by closing its last manufacturing facility in Elkhart and eliminating 103 jobs.

The company, which makes electrical components, announced two years ago that it would eventually terminate operations in Elkhart County as part of a global restructuring effort. On July 24, it sent a Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notice to the state of Indiana stating that it would begin eliminating the last positions there in late September.

About 40 jobs will be cut in the first wave, and the remaining positions will be terminated no later than the end of December, the company said.

Hourly employees at the plant are represented by Local 1118 of the International Association of Machinists and Local 941 of the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America International Association. Plant closure agreements were negotiated with both unions, the CTS notice said.

At the time the restructuring plan was announced in 2016, the Elkhart plant still had 230 workers. Previously, it also had a large manufacturing facility in Berne. That operation was shut down a dozen years ago.

2018 KPCNews, Kendallville, IN.

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