Inside INdiana Business

Eaton to close Auburn plant

(photo courtesy of Eaton Corp.)

AUBURN, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Ireland-based Eaton Corp. PLC (NYSE: ETN) is planning to close its facility in northeast Indiana. In a notice to the state, the power management company says the Auburn plant will shut its doors permanently next spring, leaving more than 100 employees out of work.

The company did not provide a specific reason for the closure. The facility manufactures components for Eaton’s global clutch business.

Eaton says the plant is expected to close in May 2021. The layoffs are set to take place over a two week period after February 10.

The hourly employees affected by the closure are represented by the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America Local 164. The affected salaried employees are not represented by a union and do not have bumping rights.

Inside INdiana Business has reached out to Eaton for comment on the move.