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Auto supplier lays off 83 workers

December 4, 2018
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International Automotive Components IAC SmartFoil interior door trim
International Automotive Components makes various products, such as its SmartFoil interior door trim. Courtesy IAC

An automotive supplier has laid off 83 workers at a plant in the region.

Luxembourg-based International Automotive Components, or IAC — which has its North American headquarters in Southfield — reduced its workforce from 397 to 314 at its plant at 236 Clark St. in Mendon.

The affected workers’ last day was Nov. 30.

IAC spokeswoman Julie Noyes said the cuts were made because of “a significant reduction in volumes” from a General Motors program that is phasing out by mid-2019. GM is one of IAC’s core customers.

“As we do not have replacement business to fill the void, the reductions were unavoidable,” Noyes said.

Noyes said IAC “worked closely with the union and employees” to manage the transition.

IAC

Founded in 2006, International Automotive Components is a global tier-one supplier of interior systems and components.

Its products include instrument panels and consoles, door systems and headliner and overhead systems.

The company has 22,000 employees at more than 60 locations in 19 countries.

It reported $4.4 billion in global sales in 2017.

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