Things were looking up for Norwalk Furniture.
The union voted to accept concessions to keep the recliner line local. And the company announced that it was bringing two production brands — Hickory Hill and Jaclyn Smith Home collections — to the Norwalk plant.
But then employees were notified they were getting today off.
In an announcement that went out Friday, Norwalk Furniture told employees not to bother coming into work Monday.
“As we continue our business restructuring efforts and discussions with our lender, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend operations effective Monday, July 21st until further notice,” the announcement said.
Read more in Tuesday’s Register about the turmoil in the furniture business.