After loss of contract, Grand Rapids Plastics closing Friday

In February, the company lost its contract with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Grand Rapids Plastics
Grand Rapids Plastics Grand Rapids-area campus in Wyoming. (Feb. 29, 2016)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids Plastics has announced it will “end all operations” on Friday after another company cancelled its contracts in February, according to a spokesperson.

On Feb. 18, Grand Rapids Plastics learned that FCA, LLC, — which is Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – would no longer be contracting out with the business. Grand Rapids Plastics also said in the letter it reached out to FCA for a reason for the cancellation, but it was not provided.

Later in February, the company said it was permanently laying off 85 from its Grand Rapids-area campus after Fiat Chrysler Automobiles cancelled contracts, according to a letter mailed to Michigan’s Workforce Development Agency.

A spokesperson for Grand Rapids Plastics released the following statement on Tuesday:

“Grand Rapids Plastics has made the difficult decision to end operations on Friday. While our management team worked to expand sales efforts, we were unable to compensate for contracts that ended earlier this year.  We are especially appreciative of the employees who helped us complete final orders for our customers.”

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