Workers at city vacuum cleaner plant get termination notices

First-shift workers at The Shop-Vac Corp. on Reach Road in the industrial park carried out letters of termination in their hands Tuesday.

Many walked somberly to their vehicles parked outside the factory that manufactures and sells vacuums worldwide.

Management declined to comment.

“It’s been 20 years,” woman carrying her desk items in a cardboard box said as she loaded the box into an SUV. “It’s going to be hard starting over.”

In the termination letter, a requirement under Department of Labor regulations, workers were informed the global COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis has resulted in the company facing “dire financial conditions.”

Two employees with Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships were handing out notices informing the displaced workers they would be able to be interviewed and potentially find work at the vehicle dealership.

For more, read the Wednesday edition of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.


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