More than 100 to lose jobs when Lancaster County employer closes

Written by Megan Lello and Craig Layne | Apr 15, 2013 4:33 AM

(Mount Joy) -- More than 100 people at a midstate school supply packaging and distribution warehouse could soon lose their jobs.

School Specialty in Rapho Township, Lancaster County is set to close next month.

The company had been posting net losses earlier this year, and eventually filed for bankruptcy.

Township Manager Sara Gibson says she hopes other businesses take over the Lancaster County facility soon, to make up for the change.

"It's a loss. This is really a developing section of the township, but it's also a very appealing site for possible new businesses that are in the process of looking at this area," Gibson says. "It's very convenient to Route 283 and it's adjacent to Mount Joy Borough."

Gibson says of the 148 workers who would lose their jobs, some are part-time or seasonal employees.

She says the company had been one of the top five employers in the township.

Published in Lancaster, News

Tagged under , , , , ,

back to top

Give Now

Estate Planning

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »

Smart Talk

National Edward R. Murrow Awards

DuPont Columbia Awards

Support Local Journalism

Latest News from NPR

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »