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New England Motor Freight Lays Off In Ohio After Chapter 11

Earlier this month, New England Motor Freight Inc. submitted a WARN notice with the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services. The letter explains that the company started laying off workers on February 15, 2019. All employees at four Ohio facilities will be laid off. The layoffs took place from February 15 through March 1.

A small contingent of workforce will remain at each facility for an unknown period of time to perform any remaining tasks before the facility is closed. The facilities will be closing permanently and all employees will be impacted. The following facilities will be closing.

  • 2500 Commerce Boulevard Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 3024 Brecksville Road Richfield, Ohio
  • 1700 Georgesville Road Columbus, Ohio
  • 1260 Matzinger Road Toledo, Ohio

The impacted workers will not have access to bumping rights. The layoffs are being carried out in connection with the company’s filing of a petition for liquidation under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.

Approximately 160 of the impacted workers are members of Local 447 Of District 15 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. 58 workers will be laid off at the Cincinnati facility. 94 will be laid off in Columbus, 97 in Richfield and 35 in Toledo. In total, more than 280 workers are expected to be laid off.

The full WARN notice can be found here.

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