Delphi plant to close in Flint; 327 to lose jobs

FLINT – Delphi Automotive says a plant in Flint with about 327 employees that makes instrument systems for General Motors Co. trucks and vans will close. The United Auto Workers union says production is moving to Mexico.

Delphi Vice President Lindsey Williams said the plant formerly known as the Delphi Flint East will cease operations in November. The plant had been remaining open under a 2007 agreement among GM, Delphi and the UAW. Williams says the deal originally expired in September 2011 but was extended.

The plant makes instrument clusters used in GM vehicles such as pickup trucks, SUVs and large vans.

The announcement comes shortly after UAW Local 651 members authorized a strike as part of negotiations with GM.