BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The closure of a plant in Buffalo will put 110 employees out of work, according to the New York State Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification listing.
Niagara Ceramics on Hayes Place has shut down, with a listed reason of "economics" on the WARN listing. The plant had been producing around six million pieces of dinnerware every year.
Last May, because the company stated it had room to spare, Longeberger Company moved into Niagara Ceramics' factory. Longaberger Company, whose headquarters in Ohio is shaped like a picnic basket, is known for producing high-end baskets. Longaberger also produces Woven Traditions Dinnerware, but their supplier moved to China, and Longaberger wants to bring production back to America.
Two weeks ago, most of the employees were put on a two-week furlough. That ended last Friday, and by Monday, the Niagara Ceramics announced they would be closing.
The plant has been operating for more than 100 years. It was previously known as Buffalo China.
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