COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Dozens of workers are forced to find another job! NBTY, a vitamin plant that has been operating in Naples for over three years, is shutting it's doors. The company confirms they broke the news to over 40 associates on Tuesday.
"It's never easy to have to tell employees you need to close the facility," said NBTY spokesperson, Andrea Staub.
The future for over 40 employees at NBTY is now uncertain. They are left searching for a job because come August, they will no longer be employed.
"We want to make sure we give them enough notice that we had to close the facility," Staub told WINK News.
The plant in Naples, located on Arnold Road, just off of Livingston, produces liquid products and WINK News is told the need the demand in liquid products just isn't as strong as it has been in the past.
"Unfortunately, the decline in liquid products and the cost to manufacture them there is why we made the decision to close the facility."
So to cut cost, much of the equipment from the Naples facility will be moved to a plant in New York, but, those who buy liquid products will not feel an effect from this shutdown.
"Our liquid products will be something we continue to produce and sell, so customers looking for them will be able to get them at their local realtor."
The company says there are still opportunities for employees who re facing unemployment.
"They can certainly look for another position in our company, we do have other facilities in the Florida area on the East coast."
The plant will close it's doors on August 29th. WINK News asked how drastic the decline in liquid products has been over the last few years, but that information was not readily available.