Penn Refrigeration lays off 28
February 19. 2013 4:26PM
Co-owner Al Finarelli Jr. confirmed there was a major layoff at the plant on Woodbury Street affecting many of the company‚??s 30 to 40 employees this week. He said employees were given notice of the pending lay-offs earlier this week but declined to say how many workers would be impacted.
Warren F. Faust, business manager for the Sheet Metal Workers International, Local 44, said all 28 of the union‚??s workers would be laid off Friday or early next week.
‚??Local 44 is currently working with management at Penn Refrigeration along with state and local leaders that we‚??ve reached out to to explore every avenue we can to keep this manufacturing facility open,‚?Ě Faust said.
Finarelli said the company is ‚??not closing.‚?Ě
‚??As we work through the process we‚??ll see where we‚??re going,‚?Ě he said.
Penn Refrigeration has been in business 68 years.
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