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TTM Technologies Consolidates Manufacturing OperationsSeptember 29, 2015 | TTM Technologies, Inc.
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TTM Technologies, Inc., a major global printed circuit board manufacturer, today announced that it plans to close three facilities in order to improve total plant utilization, operational performance and customer focus. Manufacturing operations in Cleveland, Ohio and Milpitas, California will be combined with nearby TTM locations in North Jackson, Ohio and Silicon Valley, California, respectively. TTM's electronic manufacturing solutions (E-MS) facility in Juarez, Mexico will be closed. The plant closures are part of a comprehensive integration plan that the company commenced following the acquisition of Viasystems on May 31, 2015.
TTM will offer customers of the affected plants uninterrupted support at its remaining 25 manufacturing sites worldwide.
"Following our acquisition of Viasystems, we initiated a thorough evaluation of utilization rates, technology mix and customer requirements at all our facilities," said Tom Edman, President and CEO of TTM Technologies. "We expect the actions we are announcing today will improve total plant utilization and reduce the geographic and manufacturing capabilities overlap of our PCB facilities in North America and will allow us to increase the focus of our E-MS business through coordinated consolidation. We will be working with our customers to transfer as much business as possible to other facilities in our footprint."
"These are extremely difficult decisions, and we realize these actions will have a significant impact on the lives of our dedicated employees at the Cleveland, Milpitas and Juarez facilities. We will work with our employees to assist them through the transition."
Over the next three to six months, TTM will close the three affected sites and, where appropriate, transfer employees to other facilities nearby. Separation and other benefits will be extended to those employees who are not transferred to another TTM facility. The company expects a total headcount reduction of approximately 550 employees in conjunction with the plant closures and consolidation.
The company expects to record between $15 and $20 million in separation, asset impairment and disposal costs related to this restructuring primarily between now and June 30, 2016. Approximately 50% of these costs will be in the form of cash expenditures and the rest in the form of non-cash charges. These actions will have no impact on TTM's non-GAAP third quarter 2015 results and the company remains on track to achieve its previously reported third quarter 2015 guidance of revenue in the range of $640 million to $680 million and non-GAAP earnings in the range of $0.14 to $0.20 per diluted share. Today's actions are expected to yield annual cost savings of approximately $16.5 million and the company believes it remains on track to achieve its annualized synergy goal of at least $55 million associated with the integration of Viasystems.
TTM Technologies, Inc. is a major global printed circuit board manufacturer, focusing on quick-turn and technologically advanced PCBs, backplane assemblies and electro-mechanical solutions. TTM stands for time-to-market, representing how TTM's time-critical, one-stop manufacturing services enable customers to shorten the time required to develop new products and bring them to market. Additional information can be found at www.ttm.com.
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