Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Speculation Rises About Fleetguard Moving

Rumors are swirling about the future of workers at the Fleetguard plant in Cookeville, after its parent company announced on Tuesday that it would be laying off 400 workers at a plant in Iowa. Cummins Filtration, a division of diesel engine manufacturer Cummins Inc., said it is consolidating a "significant" portion of its North American filter assembly operations into one of its Mexican plants over the next several months. Oil and fuel filter assembly operations at its plant in Lake Mills, Iowa, will be moved to San Luis Potosi, Mexico, beginning in November. The company also is reported to be considering moving additional assembly work from its filtration plant in Cookeville, but a final decision has not yet been made.