Southfield, Mich—Automotive parts manufacturer Federal-Mogul Corp. has sold its Windsor, Ont. connecting rod machining operation to JD Norman Industries, Inc.
The deal also includes Federal Mogul’s only camshaft foundry, located in Lydney, U.K.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but Federal Mogul in a press release said part of the agreement was that JD Norman will continue to employ Federal-Mogul’s current 230 associates working in these two facilities.
“The acquisition of the Lydney and Windsor businesses will advance JD Norman’s strategic vision of building a global manufacturer with world class capabilities and service,” said Justin D. Norman, president and CEO, JD Norman Industries, Inc. “By adding two key powertrain products in connecting rods and camshafts and new plant locations in Canada and the United Kingdom, JD Norman adds diversification and new markets to our portfolio.”
The Windsor operation makes fully-machined connecting rods and the Lydney facility manufactures chilled iron camshaft castings. Both businesses supply engine platforms for global original equipment manufacturers in the automotive and transportation industries.
Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and employs 45,000 people in 34 countries.
JD Norman Industries, Inc. makes metal components and systems and has operations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and the United Kingdom.