On August 31, 2017, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development received WARN Notifications from Bay Valley Foods LLC and Prompt Ambulance Services. Both companies have confirmed that they will laying off workers in the coming months. Prompt Ambulance Services Inc. notified the Department of Workforce Development that it planned to carry out a mass separation, which will result in a number of employees locating their jobs at the company’s Lake County facilities.
Prompt cited retirement as the cause for the business closure. The company anticipates that the separations will begin 60 days from the date of the letter or on October 29, 2017. The layoffs will be carried out in phases and should be completed by December 31, 2017 or sooner. In total, 140 employees will lose their jobs as Prompt Ambulance Service closes its doors for good.
Also, Bay Valley Foods, which is a subsidiary of TreeHouse Foods Inc., notified the Indiana Department of Workforce Development that it would be closing two facilities in Indiana. The company will close the distribution center at 2935 Vanvactor Drive in Plymouth and the food manufacturing plant at 1430 Western Avenue in Plymouth.
Both facilities will be closed in their entirety and all workers will be impacted. The closures are expected to be permanent. The layoffs are expected to take place in phases with the first phases beginning around October 31, 2017. The layoffs should be completed on June 30, 2018.
Some of the impacted employees are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamster Dairy Employees’ Union. The employees represented by the union have no bumping rights.