Elkhart’s CTS Ending Production There By 2018

Electronic components manufacturer CTS Corp. says it will end production at its base in Elkhart by mid-2018, cutting about 230 jobs. The company that makes sensors and other components for several markets announced Friday it will begin phasing out production in Elkhart next year and convert the plant there into a research-and-development center. CTS makes products in North America, Europe and Asia. Employees told The Elkhart Truth the manufacturing work will move to low wage countries like Mexico or China. The company said it met with affected employees Friday and is committed to finding them opportunities for outplacement and retraining. The announcement came two days after President Barack Obama visited Elkhart to celebrate Elkhart County’s rebound from unemployment near 20 percent during the Great Recession.