CHARLOTTE– Hunter Douglas Window Designs, a global window company with a manufacturing plant and call center in North Carolina, has informed the NC Department of Commerce that the company will lay off 135 workers.
According to the official notice from the company, the layoffs are due to the closure of its 201 Southridge Parkway facility in Bessemer City, a small city in Gaston County about 25 miles West of Charlotte.
The company also operates a call center in High Point, NC, according to the HunterDouglas website. The call center was not mentioned in the layoff notice.
HunterDouglas filed its Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification—commonly known as a WARN notice—last week, and it was received by NC officials on Monday.
Companies with 100 or more full-time employees are required by federal law to file WARN notices at least 60 days before closures that result in mass layoffs.
North Carolina WARN notices have affected over 1,000 employees so far in 2023, with this week’s notices from HunterDouglas and others pushing the total to 1,051 for the year.
Other announcements this week included Krispy Kreme, which announced a donut factory closure and 102 jobs cut in Concord, and Precor Manufacturing, which announced a plant closure and 123 jobs cut in Whitsett.
In the company’s letter to the state, a HunterDouglas representative stated that the layoffs will officially start June 1, 2023 and will likely be completed by the end of June.