NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WOWO): Mayor Terry McDonald released the following comments Tuesday afternoon, in reaction to the recent announcement of Vera Bradley’s plans to close their manufacturing facility at the Adams Center road location in New Haven.
Mayor McDonald says he's been in contact with the company and has received information that Vera Bradley is working with each of their employees that will be affected by this decision.
“The City of New Haven is of course deeply saddened to hear the news that 246 people will no longer be working at the Vera Bradley facility located on Adams Center Road. We stand ready to work with our partners at Work One, and GFW, Inc. as we find ways to help the families affected by the closure. We will work aggressively to market and find a company to fill the campus,” said McDonald.
According to a press release issued by Vera Bradley officials, the company plans to close its New Haven manufacturing facility beginning on May 9th.
Robert Wallstrom, Chief Executive Officer of Vera Bradley, noted, “Over the last several months, we have been working hard to figure out how to run our operations more efficiently. After careful analysis and consideration, we concluded that closing this facility is the right long-term financial decision for the Company as a whole. This was not an easy decision to make.”