Custom Label Manufacturer’s Bucks County Facility to Close its Doors Next Month

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The manufacturer will close the local facility at the end of May.

An out-of-state manufacturer will be closing its facility in Bucks County at the end of May, leaving many employees looking for a new job. Ryan Sharrow wrote about the closure for the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Brook and Whittle, the Connecticut-based custom label manufacturer, is closing its Croydon facility and letting go of 72 employees. According to a filing with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, the company plans to close the manufacturing site at 3001 State Road on May 25.

The company, which manufactures pressure-sensitive labels, shrink sleeves, flexible packaging, and heat transfer labels said it plans to consolidate its operations from the closing facility into its Amherst, New York, and Northbrook, Illinois, plants over the following weeks.

Brook and Whittle acquired the label converting facility in Croydon, formerly known as Gilbreth Packaging Solutions, three years ago to grow its shrink sleeve capabilities.

At the time, the company said the facility “helped pioneer the shrink sleeve labels market over 40 years ago as one of the first to introduce gravure printing on shrink film.”

The company said that employees affected by the layoffs are being provided with an opportunity to apply for roles at other facilities. Brook and Whittle is also working with local officials to help any workers who plan to stay in the Croydon area.

Read more about Brook and Whittle in the Philadelphia Business Journal.


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