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Cabinet maker abruptly closes, lays off nearly 1,000 workers

May 14, 2019

KREAMER, Pa. (AP) — A wood cabinetry maker in northcentral Pennsylvania says it is closing and laying off nearly 1,000 employees.

Wood-Mode Inc. spokesman David Scarr said in a statement Monday that a deal to sell the Snyder County-based company to another firm fell through last week and its prime lender was “unwilling to provide normal funding.” As a result, the 77-year-old company says it is unable to continue operating.

The Daily Item of Sunbury reported that six state police troopers, three county sheriff’s deputies and Middleburg Borough police were stationed at its Kreamer plant as employees left, many carrying boxes of personal items to their cars.

Employees said they’d had no notice before Monday that a shutdown was imminent.

The company said it’ll pay accrued wages to laid-off employees.

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Information from: The Daily Item, http://www.dailyitem.com