Motor Castings to close Milwaukee facility

Freeman Staff

March 21, 2019

MILWAUKEE Motor Castings Company notified the Department of Workforce Development on Wednesday it will close its location on 65th Street in Milwaukee, resulting in 113 people losing their jobs.

The first wave of layoffs at the facility, 1323 S. 65th St., will start May 20 and will continue in phases until the complete closure on June 3.

According to a letter sent to the DWD, Motor Castings said the closure is due to the company deciding to relocate the product line manufactured at that location.

The bargaining unit representing employees is the United Steelworkers Union.

DWD and its regional workforce partner, Employ Milwaukee will offer rapid response services to the company and the affected workers.