Penske Logistics

About 80 employees will lose their jobs when Penske Logistics closes its Fort Wayne operations this summer.

Terminations are expected to start July 20 when the Reading, Pennsylvania-based logistics company closes its facility in the city at 2150 W. Pleasant Center Road, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications Act notice filed with the state May 18.

“All affected employees have been notified of their separation dates and have been told that their separation from employment will be permanent,” Michael Brown, the company’s area human resources manager, said in the notice.

“There will not be any ‘bumping’ rights for any of the affected employees. Further, no union represents any employees who will be affected.”

Spokesman Alec Beljin released a staement from teh company that said, “This required WARN notice was issued by Penske Logistics in response to a recent local trucking contract termination. As we have extensive trucking operations, Penske Logistics is working to identify other potential employment opportunities for these employees at other locations within the company once this contract concludes July 20. The majority of the associates are truck drivers.”

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