Sure Fit to close plant, lay off 180
July 19, 2004,
Slipcover manufacturer Sure Fit will be closing down its sewing facility on Marcon Boulevard in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, Pa., by Sept. 23. Approximately 180 employees, primarily sewers, will lose their jobs. The plant's remaining 350 employees will work at the company's two facilities in Upper Macungie Township.
Sure Fit has been trying to consolidate facilities and increase the amount of its foreign-produced goods from about 70 percent at present to 90 percent by year's end. The company has slashed $20 million in expenses by trimming costs, such as the size of its catalogs.
At press time, executives from Sure Fit had not returned phone calls or email inquiries.