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Logistics company, XPO to close Carlisle distribution center in January

Transportation and contract logistics company XPO Logistics Supply Chain, Inc. announced it will be closing its Cumberland County distribution center at 40 Logistics Drive, Carlisle early next year.

The closure, which was announced through a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notice filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, will affect 73 employees.

According to the notice, the closure is a result of one of its clients ending its contract with XPO. While the client XPO operated the facility for was not named, Tara Mullins, director of public relations at the Greenwich, Connecticut-based company, said that XPO operated the facility for the past seven years.

The majority of the distribution center’s employees, which include maintenance technicians, powered industrial truck operators and inventory specialists, are expected to be offered positions at one of XPO’s 30 facilities throughout Pennsylvania.

“Our customer made a business decision to move to another location,” said Mullins. “We’re working closely with our colleagues to find them jobs at other XPO locations in the area.”
The closure is expected to happen during a 14-day period beginning January 2. The 73 Carlisle employees were not represented by a labor union and will not be offered bumping rights upon leaving.

XPO Logistics has 97,000 employees worldwide in 30 counties.

Ioannis Pashakis
Ioannis Pashakis is the Central Penn Business Journal's assistant editor. Email him at [email protected].

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