On October 20, 2017, Zhongding Sealing Parts Inc. submitted a WARN notification with the Missouri Division of Workforce Development. The Chinese company primarily specializes in the manufacture and distribution of rubber sealing parts for automobiles and compounded rubber. The company’s rubber products are commonly used in automobiles, construction machinery, high-speed rail and military.
The company is doing business as Buckhorn Rubber Products. According to the WARN notification, the company will be completely closing its Buckhorn Rubber Products facility located at 5151 Industrial Loop in Hannibal. The closure is expected to be completed on December 22, 2017. All employees at the facility are expected to be impacted.
None of the employees have building rights. As a result of the closure, senior employees will not be able to displace more junior employees. The company did not provide an exact number of employees that would be laid off. The layoff and closure are expected to be permanent. The full WARN notification can be found here.