Layoffs caused by the sale of four distribution operations.
In September, Anheuser-Busch sold distribution operations at four locations to Eagle Rock Distributing, and it appears that all employees at those facilities will be let go by December.
Under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), employers must provide employees experiencing employment loss with a 60-day notice prior to a layoff notice. In the WARN Notice filed with the Colorado Department of Labor, Anheuser-Busch announced the sale and the plans for the employees, which range from drivers to sales professionals.
“In connection with that transaction, please be advised that on or around Dec. 4, 2020, Anheuser-Busch, LLC will begin permanently laying off all employees” at four facilities, the WARN notice said. The separations of the affected employees are expected to occur in one wave at the same time at all four facilities. Consistent with these plans, the last day of employment for the affected employees at all four facilities is anticipated to be December 4, 2020, or within 14 days thereafter," said the WARN notice.
The facilities that will be closing as a result of the sale are below:
- A-B Sales of Denver, CO facility located at 1455 E. 62nd Ave., Denver, Colorado, 80216;
- A-B Sales of Colorado Springs, CO facility located at 4330 Mark Dabling Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80907;
- A-B Sales of Littleton, CO facility located at 11100 Bradford Rd, Littleton, Colorado, 80127; and
- American Eagle Distributing facility located at 3800 Clydesdale Pkwy, Loveland, Colorado, 80538.
The Denver facility will be the hardest hit, with 220 employees losing jobs. The Loveland facility will lay off 71 employees, the Colorado Springs facility will lay off 59 employees, and the Littleton facility will lay off 50 employees.
Other than the WARN Notice, Anheuser-Busch has made no official statement on the layoffs. You can read the full WARN notice on the Colorado Department of Labor website.