34891cfa-6629-4b2c-a35e-d5616f167576-large16x9_img_1251(WLOS Channel 13 News) Ethan Allen announced in April that the Danbury, Connecticut-based company will lay off 325 workers from its manufacturing plant in Old Fort, N.C. as early as June 15th. It’s part of consolidation plans across the company. In a press release, the company said the Old Fort plant will maintain a lumber processing facility, but will be converted into a “state-of-the-art distribution center.”

About half U.S. case goods manufacturing done at the Old Fort plant will be consolidated into case goods plants in Vermont, with the other half to be consolidated into the company’s other case goods manufacturing facilities, the release said. In addition to the 325 layoffs in North Carolina, Ethan Allen announced another 55 layoffs from a Passaic, N.J., distribution center, which will be closed an moved to North Carolina operations.

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