As part of a company-wide restructuring effort Stamford, Connecticut-based Nestle Waters North America Inc. has announced that it will be closing its ReadyRefresh distribution facility in Kearny, New Jersey and laying off 175 employees.
ReadyRefresh distributes brands such as Poland Spring, Perrier, S. Pellegrino and Nestle Pure Life to home and commercial customers.
Nestle disputes the characterization that the workers are being laid off because they are being assigned to other facilities in Jersey City, New Jersey; Carlstadt, New Jersey; Long Island City, New York, and Elmsford, New York. However, employees who do not choose to relocate will be laid off.
The company’s spokesperson noted, “We are implementing a series of operational changes within ReadyRefresh branch locations serving the New York metropolitan area. These operational changes are part of our business strategy to optimize our delivery process and strengthen our organization for future growth."
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