NEW: ZF TRW North America announces plant closures in Hawkins and Smyth counties
A company that builds components for the automotive industry based in the Mountain Empire for decades will close all of its operations within the next two years and end careers for 260 workers.
A spokesperson with ZF North America, formally TRW, confirmed the permanent shut down of its plants in Rogersville, Tennessee, and Atkins, Virginia due to the plant’s major business contracts ending with few replacements secured. Those factories currently make steering gears for General Motors and Fiat Chrysler.
The Hawkins County facility first opened in 1973 and will close next year. The Marion plant will end its run in December 2022.
(PHOTO: ZF North America)