A distribution facility in LaPorte County is set to close in the coming months. In a notice to the state, Michigan-based SpartanNash Co. (Nasdaq: SPTN) says a total of 76 workers will be affected by the move.
The company says the cuts are a result of a decision to "restructure operations" in Westville, where it has a wholesale distribution hub. The notice to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development says layoffs are expected to be complete by April 12, though some workers may be let go before that date. Most of the workers are order selectors or drivers.
SpartanNash bills itself as largest grocery distributor serving U.S. military commissaries and exchanges in the world. Its network extends throughout the U.S., Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash also operates more than 160 supermarkets under Family Fare Supermarkets, Family Fresh Markets, D&W Fresh Markets and Sun Mart brands.
SpartanNash lists one other Indiana operation on its website, a distribution center in Bloomington.