Traco's Johnson City, Tenn., Branch to Close
September 25, 2009
Traco, headquartered in Cranberry Township, Pa., has announced
to employees that it will be closing its Johnson City, Tenn., branch
later this fall. Denise Abraham, manager of marketing and communications,
told USGNN.com that the closure will impact about 180 jobs.
Located 100 miles from Knoxville, Tenn., this 150,000-square-foot
facility has been dedicated to manufacturing commercial thermal
aluminum products. With its closure, the company will be consolidating
all operations solely at its headquarters, where additional hourly
workers will be added to accommodate the transition.
Abraham stresses that the facility will not close until the company
can be assured that customers will not experience any delays or
problems with shipments.
"We won't close that plant until there's a complete, smooth
transition of the product line from there up to this facility [in
Pennsylvania], so that it does not impact anything as far as orders
are concerned or delays to the customer," Abraham says.
No specific date for closure has been announced, although due to
the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, which
protects workers by requiring most employers with 100 or more employees
to provide notification of 60 calendar days in advance of plant
closings and mass layoffs, it will not be before November 23.
"It's when everything is moved, it won't be before November
23, the date that we gave the employees," Abraham says, adding,
"but when it's moved and things are operational and functional,
there will not be a delay."
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