Kongsberg Automotive to close Easley plant, eliminate 100 American jobs

Norwegian auto parts supplier to close Easley plant, lay off nearly 100

A Norwegian truck parts supplier said Wednesday it would close a Pickens County plant, causing nearly 100 employees to lose their jobs.

Kongsberg Automotive said market forces led to its decision to close six plants worldwide, including shifting its Easley plant operations to a new factory in Mexico. The announcement said 97 jobs are impacted by the decision. Kongsberg makes components at the Easley site for hose and tube assemblies on large trucks and buses.

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