MEBANE – PrescientCO will permanently close its manufacturing plant in Mebane, according to a required notice filed with the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

The notice, which is required under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, notes that the plant at 2125 Senator Ralph Scott Parkway in Mebane has a “planned permanent closing.”

Layoffs will begin on July 9, 2022, according to the notice.

“These actions are permanent, and upon conclusion of the shutdown activities the entire plant will be closed permanently,” the notice reads.

PrescientCO raised $190 million last year, and has an office in Charlotte.  The company moved headquarters to Durham in 2017, but the company’s facility was involved in the explosion that rocked downtown Durham on April 10, 2019, in a blast that injured at least 25 people and resulted in the death of two people.

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The notice, which is signed by the company’s corporate director of human resources, Sandra Espiritu-Ortega, states that there will be 83 employees affected by the closure of the facility in Mebane.

A majority of those employees will have a termination date in July, the statement noted.  The remaining employees will separate from the company “later in the year as operations and shutdown activities are concluded,” the notice reads.

The company’s website still lists the plant’s address as a company facility.

Employees are not a part of a union, according to the notice.

The company did not respond immediately to a request for comment from WRAL TechWire.

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