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Auto parts supplier Dana Holdings Corp wants to close its plant in Rochester Hills, Michigan and distribute production to two other factories.

Production from the 150-worker plant in Rochester Hills, Michigan will be shifted to Dana plants in St. Clair, Michigan, and Paris, Tennessee from 2013.

“After much consideration, the company determined that consolidation of these facilities was necessary to the long-term success of our U.S. engine cooling business,” Dana said.

Later this year the company will begin to move the equipment from the Rochester Hills plant and the facility ill be completely closed by the end of 2013. The current employees are given the change to transfer to one of these two facilities.

Employees “may remain with Dana through recruitment processes or job-posting provisions under our labor contracts,” said Dana Holding corporate communications manager Chuck Hartlage. “Outplacement assistance and severance pay will be provided to employees who do not secure ongoing employment with Dana.”

Dana is a supplier of axles, drive shafts and transmissions, and in fourth-quarter 2011 revenue it acquired a 22% rise to $1.91 billion. The company, which had sales of about $7.6 billion in 2011, employs about 24,500 workers.