Sun Products to close Baltimore plant, lay off 300 employees
11:46 AM, Feb 11, 2014
4:08 PM, Feb 11, 2014
BALTIMORE - Sun Products Corp., which manufactures and markets laundry and household care products, will close its Baltimore plant and lay off 300 employees in the process.
The plant, located on Holabird Ave. will close by June and the employees who work at the facility will receive transition assistance packages including severance pay as well as outplacement support in seeking new jobs.
In a news release, a company spokesperson said Sun Products is seeking "to align production with the plants that are geographically positioned to best serve our customers with excellence and at the lowest total delivered cost."
"At the same time, volume and mix have been changing in the laundry category, such that we can no longer produce product competitively at our Baltimore plant," the statement continued. "Over the next few months we will transfer production from Baltimore to our Bowling Green, Kentucky manufacturing plant.
"This decision is a result of changing business needs and is not a reflection of the Baltimore community or our dedicated workforce. We value their hard work over the years, and we are committed to supporting them through a smooth transition."