Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) says it will not reopen the Plainfield warehouse that was destroyed by fire last month. In a WARN notice to the state, the company said the property damage is too significant at the fulfillment facility, leaving more than 1,100 workers without jobs.
The company says more than 950 workers from the burned-out distribution center have already accepted jobs within the company. Walmart operates a second facility in Plainfield.
A March 16 fire sent large plumes of smoke into the sky which could be seen for miles. Our partners at WISH TV say a cause of the fire has not yet been determined.
A spokesperson for Walmart tells Inside INdiana Business the company is working with Indianapolis-based Duke Realty Corp. (NYSE: DUK) to determine the future of the site.
Walmart will continue to offer compensation for hourly workers through July 1, to give them time to look for other employment. Salaried workers will receive pay through July 15.