Hartmarx Deal Closes
By Kevin Robinson in News on Aug 11, 2009 3:40PM
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While most of Hartmarx's American operations will remain open, 300 workers in Rock Island have lost their jobs, as the plant was abruptly closed. Employees have received paychecks for one week of work, but say they are still owed for another week. Hartmarx says they will be paid on Monday. According to court documents, Hartmarx demanded an additional administrative claims of $2.4 million, including $700,000 in legal fees at the final sale. While the reasons for closing the plant aren't clear, union officials say that the additional costs at the closing of the sale may have contributed to the closure. The average worker at Hartmarx earns about $21,000 a year.