Cequent Electrical Products to layoff 40 workers in Tekonsha plant

The holidays aren’t so happy for more than 40 workers in Tekonsha, where they’ve learned their factory will layoff about a third of its production staff.

First reports indicated that the cuts would start in March, but the firm now says the cutbacks at Cequent Electrical Products will all be happening in July.  Cequent is moving a portion of its manufacturing operations to Mexico.

Cequent, which makes automotive brake controls and lighting equipment for trailers and RV’s, is the former Tekonsha Engineering, which started in business in 1963.  It was sold in 2002 to the current owners, who are part of the world-wide TriMas Corporation, based in Bloomfield Hills.

This is the second scale down for Cequent in Tekonsha as around 50 employees were let go in the spring of 2009.

Source: WKZO