Johnson Controls ending production at Lexington plant

LEXINGTON, Tenn. (AP) – Automotive supplier Johnson Controls plans to phase out 290 jobs over the next two years as the company ends production at its Lexington plant in West Tennessee.

Spokeswoman Mary Kay Dodero tells The Jackson Sun that the company plans to transition the facility from manufacturing to a service center or warehouse.

Lexington Mayor David Jowers said that products made at the Lexington plant had to be shipped to be painted before being returned to the facility, while another Johnson Controls plant in Alabama is able to do the manufacturing and painting in-house.

The decision to end manufacturing in Lexington comes as Johnson Controls prepares to spin off its automotive business into an independent company called Adient on Oct. 31.

Lexington is about 100 miles northeast of Memphis.

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