More than 1,100 in Illinois warned of layoffs in Aug.

By Becky Yerak
Posted Sep. 8, 2010 at 8:11 a.m.

National Manufacturing Co., PNC Bank, Precision Dormer LLC and Northwestern Memorial Hospital are among about a dozen companies that notified the state of Illinois in August that they plan to close plants or institute “mass layoffs,” putting a total of more than 1,100 employees out of work.

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Opportunity requires employers to provide 60 days notice of plant closures or mass layoffs. The law applies to businesses with 75 or more fulltime workers.

A mass layoff occurs at a single site of employment resulting in job losses during any 30-day period of at least a third of employees and at least 25 employees, or at least 250 employees regardless of the percentage

Heritage Manor, a retirement facility, is closing a Beardstown location due to consolidation, affecting 72 workers, state records show.

Bridgeview Aerosol LLC, which packages chemical products in Bridgeview , is cutting 136 jobs as it reorganizes in bankruptcy court.

Life insurance concern Lincoln National Corp. is laying off 62 workers in Arlington Heights.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 251 E. Huron St. in Chicago is reducing its payroll by 115 workers.

PNC at 5635 S. Archer Ave. is cutting 83 jobs due to merger-related reasons. PNC acquired National City Bank.

Claire-Sprayway Inc., which makes polishes and sanitation products, is closing an operation at 500 S. Vista Ave. in Addison, putting 74 people out of work, state records show.

Bob Evans is closing a restaurant in Galva, resulting in the loss of 63 jobs.

Interstate Brands Corp. is closing a bakery in Decatur, affecting 65 workers.

Precision Dormer, which makes tools, is restructuring and cutting 169 jobs in Crystal Lake.

National Manufacturing, which makes hardware for the building industry, is closing its Rock Falls facility, state records show. Nearly 230 workers will be affected, or 947 when “trade certified leased workers” are included.

Three other companies also told the state that they’re instituting additional layoffs.

Tyco Valves & Controls told the state that it’s laying off an additional 41 workers in Prophetstown. Grindmaster Corp. in Northbrook its reducing its workforce by an additional 23 employees. And insurance company Continental Casualty Co. is laying off an additional four workers.

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  1. Andrew Sep. 8, 2010 at 9:10 a.m.

    And the recovery continues….

  2. tom0942 Sep. 8, 2010 at 9:13 a.m.

    Did you enjoy your Summer of Recovery?

    Folks, this is why we shouldn’t send community organizers to Washington.

    Hope and change.

  3. Basher 5-2 Sep. 8, 2010 at 9:18 a.m.

    “National Manufacturing, which makes hardware for the building industry, is closing its Rock Falls facility, state records show. Nearly 230 workers will be affected, or 947 when “trade certified leased workers” are included.” There goes about the very last USA company making hardware for cabinets etc in your home. Now virtually all of it will be “imported”. Plus the associated MRO support, printing and packaging jobs that will be lost. Not that you will see too much change in the price tag though, oh my no, Mr. Retailer will maintain his mark up and maybe gain on the deal. As far as the 230 (or 947) workers … the technoids and New Economy geeks will proclaim no problem, they “just need to be flexible, retrain for the tommorowland jobs” in high tech etc ad nauseum. Or work at home running an e-bay “business”. Years ago the Elite proclaimed that we’d need leisure managers to arrange our play time as we stayed home busy making tons of money day trading our accounts. This is analogous, just being adapted to the latest development of the New Economy.

  4. I_heart_schadenfreude Sep. 8, 2010 at 9:50 a.m.

    It took Shrub and the repiglicans 8 years to screw up the economy. But if things don’t improve in a year and a half all of a sudden its someone else’s fault? Sorry. Only the blindly partisan believe that myth.

  5. JD Sep. 8, 2010 at 10:03 a.m.

    We asked for this “hopey changey” thing and all we have is some change.

  6. Badger Jim Sep. 8, 2010 at 10:13 a.m.

    This all started in 2006, when control of the house and senate shifted.

    It only got worse in 2008.

    Vote them all out.

    Every. Single. One.

  7. EPAS Sep. 8, 2010 at 10:36 a.m.

    Hey Basher, the high tech jobs are now farmed out as well.

  8. lv Sep. 8, 2010 at 10:36 a.m.

    1 trillion dollars for iraq,Damm that bush!!!!!!

  9. Zoraya Sep. 8, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    It’s going to look worse once our troops come back and find themselves unable to find a job. Why are these corporations allowed to send these jobs over seas? What will be left? Picking fruits/vegetables for 15cents an hour?

  10. royal Sep. 8, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Shipping jobs overseas went further back than Bush. Clinton was the president to sign the NAFTA.