GOLDSBORO– South Carolina-based Cornell Dubilier Electronics (CDE) is closing its 204 Carolina Drive plant in Snow Hill and laying off 91 employees.

CDE filed its Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification—commonly known as a WARN notice—on Wednesday.

In the WARN notice, a CDE representative specified that employee separations will likely start in June 2023 and continue until March 2024.

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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.

As of Friday, CDE still had multiple job posts for the Snow Hill plant on its website.

The notice lists the company name as “Cornell Dubilier Electronics (CD, Snow Hill, LLC).” According to a press release from over two years ago, CDE acquired the plant in Snow Hill from NWL, LLC in January 2021.

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This week, North Carolina WARN notices have announced cuts of over 450 jobs. Other announcements this week included:

  • Hunter Douglas Window Designs, a global window company announced a manufacturing plant closure and 135 jobs cut in Bessemer City, a small city about 25 miles west of Charlotte
  • Krispy Kreme announced a donut factory closure and 102 jobs cut in Concord
  • Precor Manufacturing announced a plant closure and 123 jobs cut in Whitsett, a city just west of Burlington

With the CDE notice, there have been a total of 1,142 job cuts listed in NC WARN notices so far in 2023.