EveryWare Global, Inc. announced that it plans to close its regional office in Oneida, NY, as part of its ongoing integration of the Oneida business. A smaller satellite office in Melville, NY, also will be closed. Certain functional and administrative roles now based at the Oneida regional office and certain roles based in Melville will gradually be relocated to the company’s headquarters in central Ohio. The changes will take place in several phases beginning in April, with full completion scheduled in 2015.
“This is a difficult but necessary decision as we work to complete the full integration of the Oneida business into EveryWare,” said John Sheppard, EveryWare CEO. “This move will enable us to achieve the greater efficiencies and synergy of having all of our key business, functional and administrative positions in a single North American location.”
EveryWare is providing affected associates with severance and other support.
Sheppard continued, “We are extremely proud of the rich history we have built with the town of Oneida and we want to thank the local community and all of our employees for their time and dedication in helping make Oneida into the iconic brand name that it is today. We remain dedicated to continuing the brand’s legacy and are excited for the opportunities ahead.”
Monomoy Capital Partners acquired Oneida in 2011 and combined it and Anchor Hocking under the EveryWare name in March 2012. The company became publicly traded in May 2013.