Am I Next? Alleson Athletic closing facility with mass layoffs.

Henrietta, New York-based Alleson Athletic, a manufacturer and printer of stock and customized athletic uniforms, will cease manufacturing operations at its Henrietta plant in the near future according to a WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) notice. Approximately 129 employees will lose their jobs, although some customer service positions will be spared.

The company, acquired by Statesville, North Carolina-based Badger in 2017 is said to be part of a restructuring operation.

Badger Sportswear was roundly criticized for its connections to a Chinese apparel vendor which was alleged to be using slave labor from an internment camp according to an Associated Press investigation. The company has severed it connection with the firm, but lost business in the process.

CCMP Capital Advisors acquired a controlling interest in Badger Apparel in 2016 and appears to be using Badger as a vehicle to dominate school uniform sales.

Change is coming. There will always be a tomorrow, no matter how much you may try to ignore it. There are no guarantees in life, or promises for a bright future. Just because something bad hasn't happened yet, doesn't mean it won't. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere ... are you now wondering, Am I Next?