During the month of October, Wisconsin has received WARN notifications from several companies, including Webcrafters, Spartech Packaging, and Molina Healthcare. On October 23, 2017, the State received yet another WARN notification. This time, it comes from U.S. Paper Converters.
US Paper Converters warned the Wisconsin Department of Workforce that it would be closing its business. According to the WARN notification, it will also be closing its facility located at 4808 West Converters Drive in Appleton. The company believes that the permanent closure will take place on December 31, 2017.
In connection with the closure, all of the employees at the facility will be terminated. In total, the company anticipates that the closure will lead to the layoff of 52 employees. The termination of these employees is expected to occur on December 31, 2017.
Hourly employees with U.S. Paper Converters are represented by the United Steel, Paper, Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy Allied Industrial and Service Workers Union. Nevertheless, interplant transfers and bumping rights will not be available in respect to these positions.
The full WARN letter can be found here.