N. Charleroi wholesaler Jaycee Foods closes
Jaycee Foods closed its doors Monday, but the company's founder suggested the shutdown is not permanent.
The company is a purveyor of wholesale food and food-related products.
A sign on the door of the company office at 751 Lincoln Ave., North Charleroi, stated: “We regret to inform you that effective as of February 4, 2013, we have closed our doors.”
“We would like to sincerely thank you for your valued patronage over the years. It has truly been a pleasure doing business with you, and it is with a heavy heart that we make this decision.
“However, due to the increased costs of doing business and declining margins, we are unable to sustain a profitable business of this size any longer. In order to make this transition as smooth as possible for you, we have made arrangements for another vendor to fill any orders you may need. Please don't hesitate to contact us at 724-483-6592 with any questions.
A message on the answering service at that number indicated: “We are not taking any new business at this time. If you currently have an order with us, please leave a message after the tone.”
According to the company's website, Jaycee Foods opened in March 1981 as a new company born of the former Mon Valley Provisions.
Joseph Caruso established the business and was joined by his daughter, Dana Caruso Slagle, in 1990. Together, they constructed the current facility.
Contacted at home Tuesday, Caruso said company officials have “not made a final determination.”
“That's not definite. There's some negotiations I can't disclose, because they're ongoing,” Caruso said. “Closing is a possibility, but not a certainty.”
Caruso said his daughter put the sign in the office window for the benefit of walk-in customers. An employee at the company's office on Tuesday said Slagle declined comment.
Chris Buckley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2642 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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