TROY, Mich. — ArvinMeritor, Inc. has announced its decision, through a letter of intent, to close its Mayfield Village (suburb of Cleveland), Ohio, commercial vehicle aftermarket distribution facility to streamline its North American parts distribution system. The closure is anticipated to be completed by June 2006.
According to officials, all 79 of the facility’s employees will be offered positions in the company’s main parts distribution warehouse in Florence, Ky. The 200,000 sq. ft. facility joined the ArvinMeritor family when the company acquired Euclid Industries in 1998.
“To remain the number one commercial truck-trailer parts supplier, we had to make this tough consolidation decision,” said Joe Mejaly, vice president and general manager of the company’s Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket business. “Our first focus is our workforce at the Cleveland warehouse, who will be offered the opportunity to stay with the company, and second is to support and bolster our strong Euclid parts brand. Euclid is and will remain a mainstay of our aftermarket offerings, as we proudly serve thousands of loyal distributors.”
Mejaly emphasized that the facility’s closure will not impact the delivery of parts to its customers.
“Neither our customers nor our entire dedicated workforce will accept one ounce of degradation in our customers’ order fulfillment,” he said.
During the next 10 months, the company has said they will begin transferring warehouse and operations processes to maintain the strong customer support.
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