Johnson Controls has announced plans to close its 300,000-s.f. plant in Cadiz as part of a companywide restructuring plan that involves eliminating 5,000 jobs and closing 16 plants nationwide.
The Cadiz plant, which produces seat frames for the automotive industry, is scheduled to close by next summer, eliminating 559 jobs.
The announcement comes as a huge blow for the western Kentucky community: Johnson Controls has had a presence in the county for the past 42 years and is its largest employer.
In a statement released by Johnson Controls, the Milwaukee-based company said the restructuring is in response to trends in the European and North American auto markets, which have been affected by outsourcing operations to lower-cost countries.