This week, the RepublicanHerald.com reported that local garment company FesslerUSA in Orwigsburg would soon be making critical decisions about its future.
According to the article, rumors have been circulating that the company would be closing. A recent employee meeting included discussions of the troubles facing the company.
“We faced enormous challenges since the global economic crisis began over four years ago. During the past several months, as those challenges increased dramatically, we aggressively pursued new customers and other options, including investors, downsizing and the winding down of operations,” said President/CEO Walter Meck.
The company has been providing design support services and custom production services to the private label fashion knitwear industry for over 112 years.
It’s difficult to think that such a long-time employer here in Schuylkill County may be closing its doors. We will wait and see what the future holds for FesslerUSA. But we do want to make any Fessler employee’s aware that if they were injured on the job, now would be the time to file a workers’ comp claim. Contact the attorney team at O’Connor Law for a free review of your case.