Eberspaecher is closing its Northport, Alabama, plant, laying off 47 employees. According to the Alabama Department of Commerce, the plant’s last day of operation will be Aug. 17.
The company, which started operations in Tuscaloosa County in 2003, had been laying off employees for quite a while, with a layoff of 127 employees in April 2019. The company’s Northport operation supplies auto exhaust systems.
According to the company’s website, worldwide Eberspaecher has close to 10,000 employees, making exhaust systems, climate control systems and automotive controls. Its Purem by Eberspächer exhaust emission control system helps to reduce CO2 emissions and acoustics to comply with emission standards and noise legislation.
In April, Eberspaecher North America announced the $34.4 million expansion of its Louisville, Kentucky, operation, creating 214 jobs.