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      Northwood plant closing to force 40 out of jobs

      A<font size="2" face="Arial"> <font size="2" face="Arial">round 40 workers will be without a job in September when a Northwood plant closes for good.</font> </font>

      A round 40 workers will be without a job in September when a Northwood plant closes for good.

      Advance Engineering Company, with plants in Northwood and Oregon, has announced it will close its Northwood facility on October 31, 2014 and consolidate into its Canton, Mich. plant.

      The company said 70 people are currently employed at the plant. 30 workers have accepted offers to transfer to the company's Canton facility. The remaining 40 workers, who have not accepted transfer offers, will receive separation notices beginning September 1.

      READ: Unemployment drops to lowest level since September 2008

      Advance Engineering Company has currently has four locations in Redford, Mich., Canton, Mich., a precision metal stamping facility in Northwood, Ohio, and a packaging and assembly facility in Oregon, Ohio. The company provides deep draw stampings, precision metal stampings, and thermoformed plastic products, according to its website.