UPDATE: CONFIRMED: S. Hall ZF plant closing

A spokesman for ZF Industries has confirmed that the company’s plant located in Oakwood South Industrial Park is closing, meaning a job loss for about 500 people.

“I can confirm that we informed employees at our Oakwood facility last week of the planned closure,” Tony Sapienzna told 97.5 GLORY FM Sunday afternoon. The plant is expected to close sometime during the first three months of 2025.

“We are announcing well ahead of the plant ending dates to give employees more certainty regarding the future and allow them to prepare for new employment,” Sapienzna added. “The company will support them in seeking new employment while the plant closes out their customer commitments.  This affects approximately 500 employees and temporary workers.”

He said the closure “is necessary due to automotive market conditions,” while adding, “this has no relation to the ongoing UAW strike, nor is there any connection to ZF’s other facility in the area.”


It’s the plant in Oakwood South Industrial Park. The Times reports the closing is planned for early 2025 and will affect about 500 workers.

Spokesman Tony Sapienzna is quoted as saying the plant, which makes automotive parts, will close “due to automotive market conditions.”

We have sent a request to Sapienzna for more information.