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November 20, 2012

Meritor invests $1.4 million into Plainfield plant

Company holds job fair Nov. 27

PLAINFIELD — Meritor Inc. recently announced it will consolidate its North American remanufacturing operations and create a “center of excellence” in Plainfield.

The company expects to transfer production operations from its remanufacturing plant in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, by March 31, 2013.

At the same time, it plans to move Canadian customer service and support to its Brampton, Ontario, facility.

As a result of these actions, Meritor plans to invest about $1.4 million into its Plainfield facility while creating about 82 new jobs during the remainder of this year and 2013.

The company has already invested more than $8 million in process upgrades to its global operations in the past five years, including $2.7 million earlier this year in new equipment for its Plainfield plant which remanufactures commercial truck components while preserving raw materials.

“We believe this investment will help us improve efficiency while better serving our customers in today’s competitive landscape,” Doug Wolma, general manager of Global Aftermarket Operations, said in a press release. “At the same time, this move will strengthen our global remanufacturing footprint.”

Meritor’s global remanufacturing operations currently include eight sites in five countries producing a substantial portfolio of drivetrain and wheel-end components. More than 30,000 tons of metal are recycled annually in Meritor’s remanufacturing operations worldwide, and the company recycles 90 percent of all waste from its operations. More than 40,000 tons of cores, or original components, are processed at Meritor remanufacturing facilities annually.

U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita has worked closely with Meritor through his Red Tape Rollback program.

“(This) announcement by Meritor is great news for our Hossier economy, and further proof of our success in making Indiana a top destination for job creators,” Rokita said in a statement. “Over the past year, I’ve worked closely with Meritor to push the federal government to consider using remanufactured parts to achieve greater savings for taxpayers, and I look forward to continuing our productive relationship.”

There will be a job fair from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Hampton Inn, 2244 E. Perry Road, Plainfield. The company is looking for quality technicians, manufacturing technicians, forklift operators, CNC machinist/welders, and production operators with mechanical aptitude or demonstrated ability.

Candidates must be at least 18 and have a high school diploma or GED.

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Online:

www.meritor.com

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