Timken to close Gaffney plant by end of yearFree Access

The Timken Company notified associates at the bearings facility in Gaffney, S.C., that it will be closing and gradually winding down operations by the end of the year.

“While difficult, we’re making this change to streamline our operations and restructure our manufacturing footprint to better compete in a global market,” said Scott Schroeder of Timken.

“We will provide support to help those employees affected by this change, including the opportunity for them to apply for open positions at other Timken locations, benefits planning and retention and severance pay. We wanted to be transparent and provide as much time as possible so associates can plan for their future. We’re committed to providing at least 60 days notice prior to an associate’s last day,” he added.

 Approximately 225 associates work at the Gaffney facility.

Timken announced Monday the closing of its Gaffney roller bearing plant. The company celebrated 50 years in Gaffney in 2021.

2 responses to “Timken to close Gaffney plant by end of year”

  1. craigsobol says:

    Let’s hope they’re not moving overseas!

  2. Thomas Watterson says:

    I read where Timken isn’t saying where they are going to ” repostion ” the Gaffney Plant. I think they’ve already closed Honea Path and Walhalla that were former Torrington plants. You’d think with the automotive market in the southeast US, Timken would be growing here, not leaving. Probably going to Asia and Mexico.

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