Kentucky Faces Devastating Impact as Major Distribution Hub Closes, Resulting in Job Losses

Kentucky Facility Closure Devastates Local Workforce, 150 Jobs Axed

Wolverine World Wide, the footwear company known for brands like Saucony and Sperry, has announced the permanent closure of its distribution facility in Louisville, Kentucky. This decision will unfortunately lead to around 150 employees being laid off.

The Kentucky Career Center has received a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notice, stating that 150 employees will be laid off starting on May 3.

Wolverine has chosen to close its facility in Louisville as part of its ongoing efforts to restructure and streamline operations. Initially, there were indications that the facility would continue to house operations for the Saucony and Sperry brands. However, in order to stabilize its business during the restructuring process, Wolverine has made the decision to shut down the distribution center.

The local industry has been dealt a significant blow with the occurrence of these layoffs.

Unfortunately, this news reflects challenges that companies in certain industries across the U.S. are facing due to changing consumer demands and inflationary pressures. However, we remain optimistic that our regional economy is in a strong position and believe that these kinds of announcements will be minimal across our region.” Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, president and CEO of Greater Louisville Inc., the chamber of commerce for Louisville

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