STANLEY – A manufacturer of outdoor and patio storage devices and furniture will lay off 68 workers at a Gaston County facility in Stanley, according to a required notice filed by the company.

The director of human resources for Keter, US, Inc. wrote in the notice, which was obtained by WRAL TechWire, that the facility will remain open, but the company still expects to lay off “some of its current employees.”

Specifically, the letter cites that approximately 68 workers who will be terminated.


The company notice reads that the layoff of a portion of its employees at the facility comes “due to changing business needs at the facility.”

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

Earlier this year, two other facilities in the Charlotte metropolitan area announced layoffs, including at an automotive supplier plant in China Grove and at a Medline Industries facility in Salisbury.

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