Louis Garneau USA set to axe 36 jobs at factory in Derby

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DERBY — The Vermont Department of Labor has confirmed that 36 people employed at the Louis Garneau USA facility in Derby are set to lose their jobs this week.

Louis Garneau, a company that specializes in cycling and triathlon apparel and gear, had no comment on the layoffs.

The Derby facility houses the production, distribution, marketing, sales, and administration activities of Louis Garneau USA, and sits on a piece of land located on Route 5 that Garneau purchased in 2011.

The Vermont Department of Labor office in Newport says they are working with the company to help employees who are being laid off, but are not sure yet if those workers were full-time employees or not.

The Derby facility, totaling 60,000 square feet, was an 8 million dollar investment the company made to stay in Vermont, moving from a factory in Newport which opened in 1989, to Derby in 2013.

The factory is capable of employing 120 people.

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