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Kroger to assume control of Penske warehouse facility in Shelby County

Control of a Shelby County warehouse is transitioning to new management.


Penske Logistics Field Human Resources Director Doug Howell provided a WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) notice to the Department of Workforce Development and City of Shelbyville.  In that notice, he notes that Penske has performed warehousing services for Kroger for several years at the facility at 4301 North 125 West.  Kroger has informed Penske that it will take over operation of the facility on September 11.


Penske Logistics has 517 employees at the facility.


Howell writes in the WARN notice that individuals (shown in the attachment below) will be permanently laid off by Penske but that they understand that there will be opportunities for continued employment with Kroger.  The notice reads that Kroger and Penske will communicate a transition plan and direction on applying for employment with Kroger.