Crawford Furniture Shuts DownJAMESTOWN, NY -- Crawford Furniture, the solid wood manufacturer that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in August, has shut down its plant.

The New York Labor Department was informed on Jan. 3 by Crawford Furniture officials that it closed the plant on Dec. 31.

The action resulted in the lay off of 84 workers, according to the Jamestown Post Journal. Many of the employees were members of International Union of Electrical/Furniture Workers Local #81045.

The New York Department of Labor issued a WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) on November 14. At that time, a company spokesman said the plant would be closed for two weeks beginning on Feb. 9. The company was continuing its restructuring efforts, which included finding new retail customers nationwide to generate more sales, including making up for lost revenues from closing its five company-owned retail stores.

Crawford Furniture was founded in 1883.

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