P W Minor to Layoff 45 Full Time Workers
Written by Dan Fischer on September 28, 2018
P.W. Minor announced this afternoon it is undergoing a business operation restructuring and has idled their Goodyear Welt manufacturing line. This decision resulted in the layoff of 45 Full Time employees. The P.W. Minor plant on Treadeasy Ave. will stay open and will continue to manufacture orthopedic and diabetic footwear.
The company stated the decision to idle allows P.W. Minor to focus its attention to its existing American Made orthopedic and diabetic product line as the market for this type of footwear is growing in the United States and around the globe. These products will continue to be manufactured in Batavia.
“Our focus through this entire process has been on our employee’s well-being. We want to thank them for their dedication, loyalty and hard work.” said P.W. Minor CEO Hundley Elliotte. “We would also like to thank the NYS Department of Labor, the Genesee County Workforce Development Board and the local business community for their responsiveness and offers to help get our affected employees back to work as soon as possible. When the time is appropriate in our business cycle, we will re-engage our Goodyear Welt manufacturing capabilities.”
P.W. Minor, founded in 1867 and located in Batavia, New York, is the second oldest footwear manufacturer in the United States and the maker of orthopedic and diabetic athletic, dress and casual shoes.