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National Freight Inc. loses major contract, costs 112 jobs

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JOHNSTOWN, N.Y. - A local company has notified employees of its plan to close down in about a month, costing dozens of jobs.

In a warning notice National Freight Inc. stated it will close its trucking operation in Johnstown by April 1st, resulting in a loss of 112 jobs.

The company said it lost a major contract with a customer and could not keep its facility open in Johnstown. Scott Brucker, Senior VP and General Counsel with NFI said another company will be taking its place but said he did not know what company.

"Our contract was up and they re-bid the contract and selected somebody else so it's just simply we will not be providing the services going forward somebody else will be doing that," said Brucker.

Johnstown Mayor Michael Julius still in shock after National Freight Incorporated or NFI sent out a letter stating that it would be closing down it's operations in the city. He says the company sent him a letter yesterday.

"I was blindsided. I didn't expect this. I had no idea that this was coming," said Mayor Julius.

Today Mayor Julius said he received notice from the Fulton county planning director that a new company is expected to take over the operations and hire the employees.


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