Report: Maines Paper and Food Service May Have a New Owner Soon
Earlier this week the news broke that Maines Paper & Food Service in Conklin was laying off close to 120 employees. WNBF is reporting that as many as 416 people were affected.
Multiple news outlets claimed that Maines were trying to sell the business and when the Coronavirus outbreak started, it put enough strain on the business that prompted Maines to drastically reduce their workfore.
Today, Wednesday the 14th, WBNG is reporting that a company named Linage Logistics is set to acquire Maines Paper & Food Service. WBNG got their hands on a company memo sent to employees that states Linage is one of the world's largest warehouse networks and that company has close to 300 locations including locations across both North and South America, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, and Asia.
The company also has locations in Upstate New York including locations near Rochester and Buffalo.
The memo does not mention anyting about calling workers back that have been laid off. But hopefully the new company will decide to recall some of the people that were affected in the layoffs.
In the meantime, some restaurants throughout the Binghamton area that relied on Maine's Paper and Food Service to supply food and other products for their business, continue to scramble to find other food service providers to fill the void caused by the sudden cut back at the Conklin based company.
I personally know a few people that were laid off this week at Maines. Some of them have worked there for decades.