Diversified Machine facility closing due to non-performance

The parent company of Diversified Machine LLC in Milwaukee plans to close the plant and leave 218 employees out of work, according to a WARN notice filed with the state this week.

Southfield, Mich.-based Chassix expects to permanently close the facility at 2039 S. Lenox St., with layoffs beginning February 2 and running through April 30. The employees are not represented by a union.

Chassix was formed in 2012 when Michigan automotive suppliers Diversified Machine Inc. and SMW Automotive LLC merged. The company is a leading global supplier of precision chassis casting and machining solutions.

The Milwaukee location produced differential carriers, front engine covers, housings, intake manifolds and transmission cases. The company has 25 other locations worldwide.

The closure was attributed to non-performance by a company spokesperson.

“Unfortunately, that plant has not been able to be successful,” she said. “It has been in a loss position for some time.”

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