Local Plant to Close, More Than 100 Jobs Impacted

FORT WAYNE, IND. (AP): An auto parts factory in Fort Wayne with about 100 workers is being shut down just months after new owners took it over.

Workers at the Nyloncraft Inc. factory were told about the decision by company officials on Tuesday.

The company it might take a year before the company has enough inventory stockpiled to be able to close the Fort Wayne factory. The production will be moved in stages to other company factories in Mishawaka and Michigan, and the Fort Wayne workers might be able to transfer to those plants.

Nyloncraft in June bought the factory that makes brake reservoirs,air suspension components and other parts that are mostly used in heavy trucks.