MOBERLY Mo. (KMIZ.)
Cardinal Health is permanently closing its factory and will lay off 131 employees by the end of June, according to a letter sent to Moberly officials.
According to the letter from the company addressed to Moberly's mayor, layoffs are expected to happen in two phases. The first will begin at the end of May and the final employee separation will happen at the end of June.
The correspondence includes the job titles of the positions impacted along with the number of affected employees in each category.
The company says none of the employees have bumping rights, which are privileges provided to senior employees who have been laid off by their company. The company also says none of its employees are represented by a union.
At this time it is not clear what has caused the company to shut down permanently. A Cardinal Health spokesperson declined to comment, referring ABC 17 News to the company's letter about the layoffs.
The news comes after Tractor Supply Co., which bought Orscheln, said this week it is selling a distribution center and offices in Moberly, which will lead to the loss of about 30 jobs.
Check back for updates to this developing story.