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Company will cease to exist after July

KLH shutting down plants

CLINTON — KLH Industries, maker of automotive wire harness assemblies, announced it is closing its plants in Prentiss, Durant and Collins. The manufacturing operations at these facilities will be moved to Mexico, but not under the KLH banner. The company will cease to exist after July.

According to Mark Lauritzen, president of KLH, the move was necessitated because of Cadillac’s non-renewal of its contract with KLH and General Motors’ decision to locate Delphi Automotive Systems south of the border.

According to MDECD’s 1998-99 Manufacturers/Cross-Match Directory, the Durant plant employs 800 workers, Prentiss 600 and 160 in Collins.

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