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Unique Fabricating to Close Port Huron, Michigan Manufacturing Facility

Feb 1, 2018

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Unique Fabricating, Inc. (NYSE MKT: UFAB), which engineers and manufactures multi-material foam, rubber, and plastic components utilized in noise, vibration and harshness management and air/water sealing applications for the automotive and industrial appliance market, today announced it will close its manufacturing facility in Port Huron, Michigan to further streamline the company's operations, improve efficiency and better position its production assets to support growth.

The company expects to close its Port Huron manufacturing facility in March 2018 before its lease expires and plans to transfer scheduled production to the company's existing manufacturing facilities, including plants located in Auburn Hills, MI, Louisville, KY, and London, ON. The decision will impact approximately seven employees. Unique Fabricating has committed to providing severance and transition assistance to all affected employees.

In connection with this closure, the company expects to incur charges of approximately $50,000 - $150,000 related to severance costs, and approximately $50,000 - $150,000 related to equipment relocation, and other closing considerations. The potential costs savings related to the close are expected to exceed $200,000 annually. The Company will provide an update to investors during their fourth quarter and year-end 2017 earnings conference call.

"The contributions from the Port Huron team played a key role in the Intasco integration effort, and I would like to thank each of our employees at this facility for their commitment, service and ongoing support," said John Weinhardt, CEO of Unique Fabricating. "The consolidation of this facility into existing plants streamlines our operations and places our organization in a better geographical position to grow at expected higher volumes in the future.  I am confident this rationalization of our production facilities will make us a stronger organization overall and is the best long-term solution for Unique Fabricating and our shareholders."

About Unique Fabricating, Inc.

Unique Fabricating, Inc. (NYSE MKT: UFAB) engineers and manufactures components for customers in the automotive and industrial appliance market.  The Company's solutions are comprised of multi-material foam, rubber, and plastic components and utilized in noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) management, acoustical management, water and air sealing, decorative and other functional applications. Unique leverages proprietary manufacturing processes including die cutting, thermoforming, compression molding, fusion molding, and reaction injection molding to manufacture a wide range of products including air management products, heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), seals, fender stuffers, air ducts, acoustical insulation, door water shields, gas tank pads, light gaskets, topper pads, mirror gaskets and glove box liners. The Company is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. For more information, visit

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