Bessemer City window covering company to lay off 135 people

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. — A Bessemer City window company is laying off 135 people, according to a WARN Notice provided to the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Hunter Douglas Window Designs notified the state 135 people are losing their jobs. The company told the state the layoffs are due to a closure of its 201 Southridge Parkway facility.

According to a letter to the state, Hunter Douglas Window Designs expects the first separations to be on June 1, 2023 and most separations will be completed by June 30. The company told the state that a group of “39 critical employees” will remain employed by Hunter Douglas until the third quarter of 2023.

Hunter Douglas sells various window coverings including shades, blinds, shutters and drapery.

A spokesperson for Hunter Douglas did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Positions impacted by the layoffs include: 22 inspectors, 14 machine operators, 17 material handlers, 44 assemblers, 6 maintenance technicians, 25 administrative workers and 7 marketing employees.

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