The filing was a procedural requirement under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (W.A.R.N.) of 1988
NORTHVALE, NJ – February 28, 2018:
Today, RAB Lighting Inc. announced that no net headcount changes are expected from the company’s recent mandatory filing under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (W.A.R.N.) Act of 1988. The law requires companies to alert the public of actions that may result in a workforce reduction. The company filed the W.A.R.N. notice in preparation for two operational changes; the relocation of its northeast distribution center, and the rescheduling of a work shift. Together, the changes will move work to different locations and different times of the day, and as a result, some current workers will be affected.
RAB’s new, more extensive state-of-the-art warehouse and distribution center in Cranbury, NJ is approximately 65 miles south of its current location in Northvale, NJ. Current warehouse workers can apply for positions at the new facility, and new workers will be hired as necessary to fill open positions at the Cranbury location.
Additionally, the company’s move to a larger manufacturing facility in Northvale enables it to consolidate assembly operations into two separate day shifts and eliminate the night shift. Combining all work into daytime hours will further streamline operations and provide improved management oversight. The company now expects nearly all affected employees will be placed on a daytime shift.
About RAB Lighting:
RAB Lighting is committed to creating high quality, affordable, well designed and energy efficient LED lighting and controls that make it easy for distributors to sell, electricians to install and end-users to save energy. Founded in 1946, RAB has a vibrantly growing infrastructure of manufacturing facilities and engineering capabilities that ensure excellent product design and quality. For more information, call (888) RAB-1000 or visit http://www.rabweb.com.