YOUNGSTOWN, OH (WOIO) - The Falcon Transport trucking company closed abruptly Saturday night leaving hundreds without jobs.
According to WKBN, employees received the news around around 8 p.m.
The trucking company out of Youngstown employed roughly 600 people.
The layoffs left many displaced and left plenty upset about how the company handled the situation.
Several of the drivers are still owed three weeks of pay after checks didn’t arrive Friday April 26.
This was the message sent out to employees, Saturday evening:
“All Falcon Employees: We regret to inform you that Falcon Transport Co. is not able to continue operations and will be shutting down effective today. Please stop work you are doing for the company immediately. You are not expected to return to work. Please be on the lookout for further information we will be sending regarding the situation.”
According to their website, the company had been in operation for over 100 years.
The family run business was “founded in 1903, with a single horse and wagon.”