LOS ANGELES — Aryzta L.L.C. in late February filed a federal Worker Adjustment and Notification Retraining Act (WARN) notice with the Workforce Service Division of the Employment Development Department in Sacramento, Calif., alerting the department of its intent to cease operations and lay off 109 employees at its facility in Vernon, Calif.
In the letter, Aryzta said the La Brea distribution facility, located at 3250 East 44th St. in Vernon, will close on April 28.
“The closure at Vernon is due to changes in Aryzta’s distribution system, and it had no impact on Aryzta’s level of customer service, manufacturing capability or product portfolio,” said Tracy Zirbel, a spokesperson for Aryzta. “Additionally, this facility was a distribution center, not one of our plants/bakeries.
“Due to a change in customer strategy, this distribution center is no longer necessary, and there is no impact to any of our bakeries in North America.”
Aryzta acquired La Brea in 2001.