Hobbico, a giant U.S. distributor of radio-control and general hobby products, are reportedly set to shut down one of its U.S warehouse facilities this week. Accessories manufacturer MIP revealed on their Faecebook page that Hobbico’s Reno facility will close its operations. In their statement, MIP wrote “We at MIP want to send our prayers to our brothers and sisters who lost their livelihoods as a result of the closing of the Hobbico Reno Facility. Best wishes to everyone there.”
Hobbico operate over 10 warehouse facilities around the globe, including Germany, UK and across the United States. The Reno facility, which is 200,000-square foot, was vital for operations in the western states of the US. Despite this, according to reports, when Hobbico were contacted, one customer service representative suggested that the Reno warehouse “was not even full.” The closure of the Reno warehouse is expected to have adverse effects on the business. So far, it is unclear how many employees will be affected by the closure, with representatives refusing to disclose any information.
Remaining tight lipped on this situation, Hobbico have yet to make a formal statement on it’s closure. More news will be shared as soon as it becomes available.
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