All employees fired, Taylorsville home furnishings company to shut down – WSOC TV

TAYLORSVILLE, NC — A sign on a plant and an email to employees: Here’s how workers at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams suddenly found out they were out of a job.

The furniture company has a plant and office in Taylorsville, among other North Carolina cities. According to the sign at the truck entrance to the Taylorsville plant, the following locations will cease operations immediately and employees should not show up for work on Monday:

  • Main plant: Taylorsville
  • Frame plant: Hiddenite
  • NCDC: Statesville
  • All home office employees

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Interim CEO Chris Moye emailed employees on Aug. 26, stating that the closure was solely due to financial issues and the current economic climate.

“While we have been buoyed by the support of our wonderful employees like you, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams recently and unexpectedly learned that we are unable to secure critical financing to continue our business,” Moye wrote. “As a result of this unfortunate development, the company will unfortunately have to cease operations and terminate the employment of our employees effective August 26, 2023.”

He apologized for the lack of notification and claimed the situation was unforeseen.

A county spokesman told Channel 9’s Dave Faherty that no one else was aware of the closures.

The county will work with the Western Piedmont Council of Governments and NCWorks to help the hundreds of people who have lost their jobs, the spokesman said. Moye also wrote that the company is working with local elected officials and the state’s Dislocated Worker and Rapid Response Unit.

According to the company’s LinkedIn, up to 1,000 people were employed at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

All remote workers were advised not to log in on August 28th. For employees on site at the Taylorsville facility, the company said it will be contacting individuals to schedule appointments to collect their personal belongings and tools.

The last working day for those who received the email is October 25 this year.

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