Dana Corp.’s Commercial Vehicle Systems unit today announced that it’s integrating its Spicer Heavy Systems Assembly Division into its Ride and Control Systems Division, headquartered at its Commercial Vehicle Technology Center in Kalamazoo, MI.
As a result of this move, the Spicer Heavy Systems Assembly Division’s office in Wyomissing, PA will be closed and its assembly plants in Lancaster, PA and Lugoff, SC will report to Greg DiMarco, gm of the Ride and Control Systems Division.
The company did not say how many jobs would be lost as the result of the Wyomissing plant closure, but did announce Wednesday it would lay off 11,250 people worldwide.
“Our mission is to transform today’s components and services into tomorrow’s innovative system solutions that provide more value for our customers on a global basis,” said Rick Clayton, president of Commercial Vehicle Systems. “Ride and Control Systems Division is the group that will develop these systems and modules to meet the market needs of the future.”
Dana’s Commercial Vehicle Systems unit designs, manufactures, and markets front-steer, rear-drive, trailer, and auxiliary axles; driveshafts; steering shafts; brakes; and suspensions; and provides related systems, modules, and services for the commercial vehicle market. Major components and modules are marketed under the Spicer brand name.