Chiquita Moving Out of Charlotte Earlier than Anticipated
CHARLOTTE, NC - Chiquita is on the move out of its current headquarters in Charlotte. As we have previously reported, the company announced last month that they would be moving out of North Carolina in the next 12 to 18 months, but it seems the company is shooting for closer to twelve, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Chiquita has already begun the process of withdrawing, having filed a Notice of Closing form on Feb. 5 that states that it is aiming to begin shutdowns on April 17.
"The planned closure of the facility is expected to be permanent in nature," the notice states. "We expect that the job eliminations resulting from the closure will begin on or about April 17, 2015, with job eliminations continuing on or about June 1, 2015, on or about October 1, 2015, and with all job eliminations complete by December 31, 2015."
After being purchased by two Brazilian companies, Chiquita released its intention to move its headquarters to a location closer to currently existing facilities of the new owners, but details of that location have not yet been released.
The company still intends, however, to fulfill its financial obligations to the capital and state as was previously agreed upon as a condition of its pulling out of its current location before the end of its 10-year lease.