At least 80 employees expected to be unemployed as Lowe’s changes distribution strategy in Lowcountry

At least 80 employees expected to be unemployed as Lowe’s changes distribution strategy in Lowcountry
The home improvement company announced the closing of 51 stores in November of 2018. (Source: CNN/LOWES)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - At least 80 employees are expected to be unemployed as a home improvement supply chain is expected to change its distribution strategy in the Lowcountry, SC Works reports.

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. will be transitioning Lowe’s cross-dock terminals used to stage appliances for delivery in Charleston to third party operations by mid-February to drive efficiencies in their delivery network and “improve service to customers," according to company spokeswoman Maureen Wallace.

A representative from the home improvement store sent an statement via email saying:

“We will transition Lowe’s cross-dock terminals used to stage appliances for delivery in Charleston to third-party operations by mid-February to drive efficiencies in our delivery network and improve service to customers. We are working to transition impacted associates to roles at nearby Lowe’s stores and are coordinating with our third-party providers to offer impacted associates the chance to apply for jobs.”

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