After calling employees back to work earlier in the month (See Related Story), Whitley Products Inc. states in a letter to the state that it will likely cease operations at its Plymouth facility permanently.
According to the letter, the company gave the notice in pursuant to the Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act that had allegedly been breached in the company’s initial closing (See Related Story).
On Jan. 24, Whitley Products released a statement saying only that “a senior lender again refused to provide the necessary funding to enable Whitley to continue operations.” This was the only statement released to the public and employees on the closing.
After calling employees back to work earlier this month, the company now plans to close again permanently during a 14-day period spanning between April 22 to May 6.
The closing of the Plymouth branch will affect approximately 86 workers. The company is now terminating the employees in accordance with the W.A.R.N. act and WorkOne has announced plans to hold informational sessions for displaced workers of the company.
You can read the notice to the state by clicking here.