Pillow plant shutdown puts 60 out of work in Bartlesville

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Nearly 60 workers will lose their jobs with the announced closing of a Keeco pillow plant in Bartlesville.

Keeco, a bedding manufacturing firm with plants in China, India and Pakistan informed Oklahoma officials of the intended plant closing by mid-November. At least 58 workers will be affected by the shutdown, according to Bill Hancock, Business Services & Rapid Response Coordinator with the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development.

The state was notified under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification or WARN Act. A company official indicated the closing of the Bartlesville operation will be permanent and open positions will be offered at Keeco’s Dallas, Texas facility.

No explanation was given why the Bartlesville operation will be closed.

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Keeco has nearly 1,900 employees worldwide. The company website describes itself as “a best in class home textile supplier, specializing in fashion top of bed, basic/utility bedding, and soft window with additional businesses in bath, kitchen textile, table linens and patio mats.”