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Truck supplier closing plant

April 5, 2017
| By Pat Evans |
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SAF-Holland plant worker
A worker operates a machine at an SAF-Holland plant. Courtesy SAF-Holland

A global truck supplier is shutting down another plant in the region.

Luxembourg-based SAF-Holland will close its Muskegon manufacturing facility, at 1950 Industrial Blvd., on Sept. 18, according to a Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, or WARN, notice the company filed with the state.

The closure will result in the loss of 125 jobs, all by Sept. 28, according to the filing by SAF-Holland VP of Human Resources Darryl Rabon.

Employees had been notified of their separation dates and that the separations will be permanent, Rabon writes.

The Muskegon plant produces fifth wheels, truck suspensions, king pins and couplers.

Holland closure

The Muskegon news comes on the heels of news that SAF-Holland will cease operations at its Holland plant, at 467 Ottawa Ave., resulting in the loss of 97 jobs, beginning May 19.

The plant will close by Oct. 31, according to a previous Business Journal report.

The Holland plant also produces fifth wheels, truck suspensions, king pins and couplers.


The two closures were foreshadowed in January when the Business Journal reported SAF-Holland was planning on transitioning production from the lakeshore plants to facilities in Cincinnati, Dumas, Arkansas and Wylie, Texas.

SAF-Holland said all jobs will remain in the U.S. and workers from Holland and Muskegon can apply for positions at the other plants, according to previous reports.

SAF-Holland USA will remain headquartered in Muskegon.

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