Dozens of workers to be laid off from local JC Penney facility

Dozens of workers to be laid off from local JC Penney facility
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CHARLOTTE — J.C. Penney Co. Inc. is closing a fabrication center in Statesville in the coming months and will lay off 65 workers.

The Texas-based retail giant disclosed those plans in late December, telling the N.C. Department of Commerce in a recent Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification that the move to shutter the center stemmed from a decision to exit its In-Home Custom Window business. As a result, the company said it planned to permanently close its operating units supporting that business, including in Iredell County.

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The fabrication center is located within a larger, 595,000-square-foot distribution facility at 1634 Salisbury Road, off Salisbury Highway near Interstate 77. J.C. Penney said its distribution center will remain open.

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