You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Local

  • Maybe someplace else would be better for fishing
  • Wage gap persists locally
    The U.S. Department of Labor says today is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. In essence, it's a national tribute to their contributions to the nation's prosperity and well-being.
  • Tandem rally tours city for first time
      It was only natural that Dave and Mary Pakledinaz would meet each other the way they did.Two cycling enthusiasts, they caught each other’s eyes at a bicycle rally about five years ago.
Advertisement

Federal-Mogul closing 95-worker factory in Avilla

AVILLA, Ind. (AP) — The owner of a northeastern Indiana factory that makes lighting systems plans to shut it down, eliminating the jobs of nearly 100 people.

Federal-Mogul Corp. has informed state officials that in October it will close the factory in the Noble County town of Avilla.

The Southfield, Mich.-based company blames the closing decision on changing market conditions and the need to improve use of its factories around the country. The Avilla factory makes lighting systems for the automotive, marine and rail industries.

WANE-TV reports Federal-Mogul announced in 2008 an expansion of the Avilla factory that it said would add 50 jobs by 2010. The factory then had 120 employees, but the company says it now has 95 workers.

Federal-Mogul also has Indiana facilities in South Bend, Frankfort and Indianapolis.

Advertisement