Genco closing Lebanon County warehouseJim T. Ryan
Pittsburgh-based logistics firm Genco in January plans to close its facility in Lebanon County, according to a notice filed with the state Department of Labor and Industry.
The permanent closure of the warehouse at 2869 William Penn Highway in Bethel Township will include the layoff of 70 employees, according to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN, letter filed with the state. The layoffs are expected to begin Jan. 18.
The WARN letter does not specify the reason for the warehouse closing. Genco representatives did not immediately return calls for comment.
In 2006, Genco upgraded the 550,000-square-foot warehouse with new technology, including robotics, radio frequency identification, or RFID, and hands-free voice technology to help workers process orders. The company spent about $5 million that year to upgrade its warehouses.
Genco is a third-party logistics provider with 130 operations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, including about 38 million square feet of managed warehousing space, according to the company. It manages the movement of more than $1.5 billion worth of freight annually.