B.F. Rich Windows & Doors Closes, Lays Off 130 Employees
February 14, 2017
B.F. Rich Windows & Doors laid off approximately 130 workers when it went out of business suddenly on Wednesday, Feb. 8, after nearly 60 years, according to The News Journal of Wilmington.
The Delaware-based window and door manufacturer, a long-time presence on Window & Door's Top 100 Manufacturer list, had struggled since the housing crisis and economic downturn that started in 2007, according to a statement published in The News Journal.
"Unfortunately, despite a long legacy of achievements, B.F. Rich has experienced financial setbacks dating back to the beginning of the Great Recession in 2007," the company statement says. "This situation could not be sustained."
As of Wednesday, Feb. 8, according to The News Journal, B.F. Rich had not submitted a WARN notice to the Delaware Dept. of Labor, as required by Federal law when a plant closes or has a mass layoff.