Companies plan more than 1,200 layoffs in coming months
More than 1,200 workers statewide, including more than 500 around the suburbs, will be jobless in coming months as manufacturers close and other companies cut back according to documents filed by the state on Monday.
Seven manufacturers and other companies around the suburbs said they lost contracts or planned relocations with the staffing changes starting now through October, the state said.
The state said those companies include:
•Ball Metal Beverage Packaging, a metal can manufacturer at 1717 Gifford Road in Elgin, plans to close by late April and eliminate 61 workers.
•General Cable, a communication and energy wire manufacturer at 1780 Birchwood Ave., Des Plaines, plans to cut 65 workers by late April.
•John Costigan Residential Center, a psychiatric and substance abuse hospital at 1360 E. Irving Park Road in Streamwood, is closing by late April, which affects 107 workers.
•L3 Electrodynamics Inc., a relay and industrial control manufacturer at 1200 Hicks Road, Rolling Meadows, plans a layoff of about 80 workers beginning this month through October.
•NanoInk Inc. a research and development firm at 8025 Lamon Ave. in Skokie, closed and affected 73 workers.
•Vie de France Yamazaki Inc., a commercial bakery at 1049 Industrial Drive in Bensenville, plans to close, affecting 71 workers, but a relocation is also planned.
•Portola Packaging Inc., a plastics manufacturer at 951 Douglas Road in Batavia, plans to close with layoffs of 76 starting in April and running through August.
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