Exel workers affected by change in SC Johnson logistics contract

Freeman Staff

April 23, 2015

PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Due to SC Johnson & Son changing the company it uses for logistics services, current provider Exel notified the Department of Workforce Development on Thursday that employees may be laid off.

The transition of outsourced logistics services for SC Johnson from Exel to American President Lines will affect about 98 Exel employees. According to the notice, Exel was notified that APL “intends to make offers of employment to a substantial number of Exel employees currently working at the Pleasant Prairie facility” at 9800 Seventy-Second Ave. Those employees would continue to perform similar logistics services at the SCJ Pleasant Prairie facility as employees of APL.

Employees who do not receive a work offer from APL will be laid off June 22, according to the notice, unless they accept a position at another Exel site. The company reported it is currently assessing staffing needs at other Exel facilities and expects to extend some job offers to the Pleasant Prairie workers.