Military coat maker in Vineland is closing; 175 layoffs expected

A Vineland maker of clothing for the military is going out of business, with as many as 175 employees losing their jobs, according to a federal WARN notice.

DeRossi & Son Co., which makes coats for the Army and Air Force, said in the notice the layoffs would start May 5, and include floor workers, sewing machine operators and others.

A report in the Vineland Daily Journal said owner Donald DeRossi no longer wished to run the business, which would fulfill its remaining military orders during the coming months.

WARN notices normally cover mass layoffs or facility closings as part of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1989.