Beauty supply wholesaler fires over 70 workers, closes Orlando operations

A beauty products wholesaler is permanently shutting down its distribution center in Orlando and laying off more than 70 employees at the facility.

On Sunday, April 14, Beekman 1802, Inc. made the announcement in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) filing with the Florida Department of Commerce.

Beekman 1802 stated in the filing that it is ceasing “the entirety of the company’s distribution center operations” at the facility located at 8075 Beacon Lake Drive in Orlando.

Beekman 1802 Orlando distribution center (photo by Google)
Beekman 1802 is permanently closing its distribution center at 8075 Beacon Lake Drive in Orlando. (Photo: Google)

According to the company, the first “employee separations” are expected to commence during a 14-day period starting on June 14, 2024. Among those scheduled for layoff are 30 warehouse associates.

Additional layoffs are expected to commence during a 14-day period starting on June 30, 2024. The affected employees include 32 warehouse associates, four team leads, two supervisors, and four line leads.

The filing states that all Beekman 1802 employees affected by the distribution center closure are not represented by a union and have no bumping rights.

According to its website, Beekman 1802 specializes in beauty, cosmetic, and personal care products.

Beekman 1802 is not the only company to cease its operations in Orange County in recent months. In March, Walgreens announced that it is laying off over 300 employees due to the closure of its distribution center in Orlando.

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