There are only two real plants in the deep south - the electronics facility in Tampa, and the test and measurment facility in Orlando. Test and Measurement has several branches scattered in the south. Both have issues - Tampa has seen huge turnover, a major drop in business, and about half their facility un-used. Orlando has had its share of layoffs and turnover, and poor planning up top to take advantage of a strong calibration business.
You wrote: "I was referring to the plant in North Carolina".
Interesting. The last I heard, the Morganton plant was probably the best plant in the Sypris Technologies family. I've heard nothing bad at all about it - the people are non-union and happy, they get along with management, and are performing well. The other former Dana plants are the ones that are having problems, and it's the same old management versus the union issue, coupled with factories that are falling apart and need millions in renovation.