Altra Industrial Motion Corp. is following through on plans to close its Amherst facility, eliminating 79 jobs.
The former Thompson Linear Motion facility on Hazelwood Drive will make its first job cuts in August, and the plant is scheduled to close in mid-October, according to a filing with the state Department of Labor.
Boston-based Altra had signaled in February that the manufacturing plant would soon close, after the company had decided to consolidate its area operations. Its filing with the state this week specified the number of employees affected and when the cuts would occur.
The Hazelwood Drive plant, which has operated under different company names over the years, makes power transmission parts for industrial equipment. Its hourly workers are represented by United Auto Workers