Northeast Philly Factory to Close
Update (1 p.m. on Dec. 22): A representative from the PA Dept. of Labor and Industry said the plant closure will result in 110 layoffs.
Bemis Healthcare Packaging is closing its plant at 9800 Bustleton Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia. It will close for good on approximately January 29 and lead to the termination of all employees.
The company notified the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry about the closure in a WARN notice dated November 23. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that more than 200 workers will be laid off due to the move and that all work will be transferred to Wisconsin.
Some of the laid off workers belong to the Teamsters Local 169 and GCIU 14-M unions.
Bemis Healthcare Packaging makes flexible packaging for medical devices and the wider health care industry. It bills itself as a global leader in things like heat seal coated materials, foil laminations, peel pouches, tubing and pharmaceutical labels.
A spokesperson for Bemis did not immediately return a request for comment.
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