Worthington, U.S. Steel JV Closing Facility
By Metal Center News Staff
on Mar 19, 2020
Worthington Specialty Processing, a joint venture between Worthington Industries Inc. and United States Steel Corporation plans to consolidate its operations. Under the consolidation plan, WSP will close its Canton, Mich., facility.
Its two reamining facilities in Jackson and Taylor, Mich. will continue to operate. The closure of the Canton operation is expected to be complete by May 29. WSP processes wide-sheet steel primarily for the auto industry.
“Closing the Canton facility and consolidating operations is a move to bolster the ongoing competitiveness of WSP,” said Jeff Klingler, president of Worthington’s Steel Processing business. “We understand this can be a difficult time for employees and do not make these decisions lightly. Employees are encouraged to apply for open positions at Worthington facilities in the area. We will work with all employees to provide transitional services.”
WSP Canton has 91 employees. Approximately 66 positions will be impacted by the closure. The remaining positions provide centralized support services for WSP and will be moved to either Jackson or Taylor.
WSP intends to sell the 195,000-square-foot processing center and the 250,000-square-foot distribution center located on Canton’s 30-acre property, as well as most of Canton’s fixed assets.