ST. LOUIS, Missouri- HM Dunn AeroSystems Inc. will begin eliminating jobs January 28th in a move that eventually close the Missouri operation in March.

The aircraft components manufacturer notified Missouri economic development officials of the closure of the St. Louis  plant through a WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act) notice.

About 53 jobs will be on the cutting block.

“The closure has been prompted by the company’s decision to discontinue operations at that location and consolidate the work statement into facilities located in other states,” the letter said.

HM Dunn  also has facilities in Euless, Texas, and Wichita, Kan.