A company that makes adhesive labels and branding products will eliminate 170 Fort Wayne jobs when it closes within the next year, but some employees may have an opportunity to relocate.
California-based Avery Dennison announced the move this morning in a news release.
Production will be moved from Fort Wayne to Greenfield, Indiana, and Mentor, Ohio, as the company "consolidates its North American footprint," the release said.
The Fort Wayne plant is at 3011 Independence Drive.
“The decision to close the Fort Wayne facility came only after a strategic review of a number of options and in no way reflects the dedication or performance of our colleagues at the Fort Wayne facility,” said a statement from Jeroen Diderich, vice president and general manager of the company's Label and Graphic Materials North America division.
“We will work closely with those affected to help make the transition as smooth as possible, including opportunities for transfer, as possible, as well as separation pay and other benefits,” he added.