Fayetteville to lose 180 jobs with distribution closures

Fayetteville Market House

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dayco Products LLC plans to shut down its three distribution centers in Cumberland and Robeson counties by the end of the first quarter of 2016.

The Fayetteville Observer reports the company wouldn’t reveal a total number of jobs to be lost. Brandon Plotnick, a spokesman for the Economic Development Alliance, says the two Fayetteville facilities employ 180 people.

Dayco spokesman Brian Wheeler says the closings will be staggered and are attributed to a lack of needed distribution space.

The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based engine products drive systems manufacturer operates distribution centers in Fayetteville and Red Springs. The company’s first facility in Fayetteville opened about 18 years ago with a second one opening over the last 18 months.

Wheeler says the company will shift distribution, but he is not sure where.

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