Last week, three companies filed WARN notices with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Should the layoffs come to fruition, they would result in more than 800 workers being laid off. On January 14, 2019, the Vista Window Company submitted a WARN notification to the Ohio Office of Workforce Development. The letter explains that the company will be closings its Lordstown, Ohio facility. The facility is located at 1701 Henn Parkway in Lordstown.
According to the WARN notice, Vista is a faltering company which attempted to find new capital or business in order to remain open. Giving notice would have ruined the opportunity to get the new capital or business needed. During the past week, two significant customers stopped paying their receivables to Vista. The Vista plant closed on January 14, 2019. The closing is permanent. 23 employees were laid off in December. 87 were laid off on January 14, 2019. None of the workers had union representation or bumping rights. The full WARN notice can be found here.
On January 14, 2019, Thirty-One Gifts LLC submitted a WARN notice to the Ohio Office of Workforce Development. The letter explains that the company intends to close its Columbus, Ohio distribution center in the near future. It is anticipated that the facility closure will begin on or around March 22, 2019 and conclude by July 31, 2019. The facility is located at 3425 Morse Crossing in Columbus. In total, it is believed that 620 workers will be separated from their employment. The full WARN notice is accessible here.
Finally, Holiday Inn French Quarter submitted a WARN notice on January 18, 2019. The letter explains that the hotel in Perrysburg, Ohio will permanently cease operations on or around March 31, 2019. The hotel’s physical address is 10630 Fremont Pike in Perrysburg. The closure will result in roughly 170 full and part-time employees being laid off. Further details can be found here.