Report: 1,020 layoffs coming to suburban companies
More than 1,400 jobs are expected to be cut in Illinois, with most from suburban companies, during the next few months, according to documents filed Friday by the state.
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity posted reports filed by 14 companies that plan to lay off 1,482 workers, including 1,020 in the suburbs.
They reports include:
• Pacific Coast Feather Co., a curtain and linen mill in Des Plaines, previously known as United Feather & Down Co., cut 29 workers. The company said the facility closed after a recent acquisition.
• Newell Brands Inc. in Downers Grove, a blinds and shade manufacturer, said it will lay off 134 workers and close by September.
• Standard Refrigeration LLC in Wood Dale, a boiler and heat exchanger manufacturer, said it will close and lay off 102 workers by September.
• Amcor Rigid Plastics USA LLC in Batavia, a plastic bottle manufacturer, said it will close by September and lay off 110 workers.
• Aramark in Waukegan, a food service contractor, said it closed in late July and laid off 117 workers.
• Corpak Medsystems Inc., a surgical and medical instrument manufacturer in Buffalo Grove, said it will close by December and lay off 81 workers.
• Westmoreland Nursing Center in Lake Forest, said it will close due to flood damage and cut 84 workers this month.
• Kane Warehousing Inc., a general warehouse and storage firm in Romeoville, will cut 178 workers by September after losing a contract.
• Medtronic, a professional equipment and supplies wholesaler in Joliet, said it will close by December and cut 185 workers.