More than 300 people, including 44 locally, were left jobless when Premier Fixtures LLC, a Hauppauge-based manufacturer of customized merchandising displays and fixtures, closed its door last week.
The company, known for its custom architectural woodwork, filed a WARN notice with the state Labor Department saying the company would close on the same day it filed the notice on Wednesday, Sept. 11.
In addition to the lay-offs at the plant located at 400 Oser Ave., a total of 296 employees have also lost jobs at the company's Virginia and Washington locations.
The company listed economic conditions as the reason for closing.
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