AJAX, Ont.—Automodular Corp. has received a short-term contract extension from Ford Motor Co. of Canada, which plans to stop outsourcing work to the manufacturing company.
Under the new agreement, Ford is providing certain price and production assurances and Automodular will continue to provide sub-assembly and sequencing services to Ford until Dec. 23, 2014.
Automodular said it expects to close its two remaining factories in Oakville, Ont., after the extension expires.
The two plants employ about 525 people.
The company also announced a one-year extension to its labour agreement with Oakville-area workers represented by Unifor, formerly the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union.
The current contract had been set to expire June 30, 2014.
It now says Ford has agreed to fund some of the closure costs.