Schuco USA submitted a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) last week to the Connecticut Department of Labor, announcing it will downsize its fabrication unit in Newington, Conn. According to the notice, the site will retain only its wholesale division, after a downsizing that’s set to take place through the end of 2023. Approximately 95 employees will be affected, company officials said.

Schuco USA announced that it will downsize its Newington, Conn., fabrication unit and keep only the wholesale division.

A WARN Act notice is a federal law that requires employers with 100 or more full-time employees to provide at least 60 days’ notice in advance of a worksite closure or mass layoff affecting 50 or more employees.

Schuco’s human resource manager, Laura Sprague, writes in the notice that “after several difficult years of business with supply chain interruptions, inflations, geopolitical challenges and unprecedented disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Schuco has made the difficult decision to downsize its fabrication unit by the end of 2023, keeping only the wholesale division.”

The WARN notice follows Schuco USA president Attila Arian’s departure announcement. His last day with the company is April 30, 2023. Arian told [DWM] sister publication USGNN that it was time to move on, but he plans to remain in the glass industry.

“I will stay in the U.S. and stay loyal to this industry,” he says. “I will work with people who want to build sophisticated and beautiful buildings and continue to build teams with the common goal of supporting and enhance knowledge transfer in the industry. What you know me for will stay the same; only the background will change.”

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