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Mitsubishi closing Normal plant in Illinois, ending U.S. production

Mitsubishi closing Normal plant in Illinois, ending U.S. production

Mitsubishi Motors will stop making vehicles at its Normal, Ill., plant and will try to sell the facility, only a few years after the state tried to rescue the plant from closing. Mitsubishi is the sixth-biggest employer in the Bloomington-Normal area, with 1,280 full-time employees, according to the website for the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council. "Following a review of Mitsubishi Motor Corporation's global supply chain, we have been informed it is necessary to end production and seek a strategic buyer for the Normal plant," spokesman Alex Fedorak said in a statement Friday. The company's board will "make a formal decision in the near...

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