GKN Automotive released a statement this week saying they will be closing their plant in Roxboro as they consolidate their North American machining and assembly operations in Alamance County as part of a phased approach in 2024.

According to the company, around half of Roxboro’s 475 employees will have the opportunity to transfer to their Alamance site.

“Our immediate priority is to support all affected employees through this process,” they said.

Recent investment in both Alamance and their Sanford Precision Forging facility has created a full End-2-End production facility that will optimize support and delivery for customers producing both internal combustion engine (ICE) and electric vehicles (EVs) and increase their competitiveness in the region to accommodate potential growth.

“As a result, we have taken the difficult decision to close our Roxboro facility,” they said in the statement.