Averitt Express is a private transportation and supply chain management company. It is based out of Cookeville, Tennessee. The company was originally founded as Livingston Merchant’s Co-op in 1958. It was incorporated as Averitt Express in 1969. On February 7, 2019, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development received a WARN notice from Averitt Express.
The letter explains that the company will soon be carrying out a permanent layoff. The layoff is effective beginning on April 8, 2019 and ending on October 4, 2019. In total, 98 workers will be separated from their employment. The impacted facility is located at 983 Nissan Drive in Smyrna, Tennessee.
The impacted employees are not represented by a union. Therefore, they will not have access to bumping rights. The full WARN notice is available here.