Texas grower to close Oregon nursery, lay off 100
CORNELIUS, Ore. (AP) — A Texas grower has announced plans to close a nursery near Cornelius, Oregon, and lay off 100 people.
The Oregonian reports that the Berry Family of Nurseries announced the closure Monday in a mandatory notification to Oregon state officials. The letter says the closing and job cuts will occur “on or about” Sept. 30.
The company’s website says the site in Cornelius, west of Portland, grows evergreen shrubs and trees and produces holiday greenery on 361 acres. It’s known as BFN Operations Oregon.
The newspaper says BFN will be the second Cornelius-area nursery to lay off dozens of workers this year. Glenn Walters Nursery cut 118 jobs.