Angelica Corp., a Georgia-based company that provides linen and laundry services to hospitals and other medical facilities, is selling its plants in Orange, Colton, Pomona, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Fresno and Pittsburgh.
The move will result in more than 900 layoffs, but operations will continue at those locations under new management, and employees will be able to keep working at the plants under new terms, the company said.
Angelica management would not name the new owner, although a company employee told the Southern California News Group it was Emerald Textiles. Representatives with Emerald could not be reached for comment.
In a recent letter sent to the California Employment Development Department, Angelica CEO Jamie Shaddix said the facilities will be sold Nov. 20. Angelica will no longer own and operate the plants after that date nor will the company employ those workers, he said.
The layoffs will impact a variety of positions, including housekeepers, customer relations managers, production supervisors, quality control workers, warehouse receivers, material handlers, lead engineers and garment finish employees, among other jobs.
The California layoffs will affect 546 workers who are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, as well as 94 non-union employees.
Angelica Corp. was acquired by global investment firm KKR in June 2017 and has continued operations under the Angelica name. At the time of the acquisition, Angelica provided services to more than 3,800 hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities across the U.S.
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