Newark corrugated box firm closing, with new company opening in Del. — 75+ could lose jobs, 20+ jobs could leave state

A Newark-based corrugated box company is closing, according to a federal WARN notice, potentially costing nearly 100 workers their jobs.

Kampack Inc. said in the WARN notice that up to 97 employees face termination by the end of August as the company ceases operations. However, the notice said a new company, Delaware Corrugated Packaging, would be created in Dover, Delaware, and Kampack expects 20-22 of its workers to accept employment there.

The notice said jobs and benefits would be unchanged for transferring employees, but salary rates would be “slightly lower” for hourly workers.

Union workers would receive benefits including vacation pay, severance and pension rights, among others. Nonunion workers would also receive certain benefits, including severance.

The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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