Am I Next? Chesapeake Bay Candle shutters manufacturing facility.

Rockville, Maryland-based Chesapeake Bay Candle, a manufacturer and marketer of premium candles and other scented products, has announced that it will be closing their 125,000-square-foot Glen Burnie, Maryland manufacturing facility which will result in the layoffs of 125 full-time employees. The decision was driven by the company’s purchase in 2017 by Hoboken, New Jersey-based Newell Brands, best known for iconic brands like Paper Mate, Sharpie, Elmer’s, Coleman, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid, and competitor Yankee Candle.

Operations will be transferred to Newell’s Home Fragrance Division in Whatley, Massachusetts, the home of Yankee Candle. There is no doubt that there will be significant synergies and cost reduction as the two companies share designers, manufacturing, administrative and fulfillment operations.

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. No one is guaranteed to wake up tomorrow and still have a job by evening. Are you now wondering, Am I Next?