Lamar Construction closes, files for bankruptcy

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — Lamar Construction Company is shutting down and has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, according to a company spokesperson.

Yvonne Bedolla, the human resources director of the Hudsonville-based employer, confirmed to 24 Hour News 8 Friday that 293 employees were out of a job – including 180 in Michigan — two days after the company announced one of its two divisions would remain open.

Wednesday, Lamar Construction officials said 180 employees were being laid off as the construction division of the business was closing. However, officials said the structural steel operation, which employed around 100 people, would remain open.

Friday, several Lamar Construction employees with the structural steel operation contacted 24 Hour News 8, saying they got word overnight they shouldn’t report to work to work in the morning.

Management previously said the company’s problems had to do with the “current economic conditions” of Lamar’s construction operation.

Bedolla said she is working with employees to help them out with things like insurance.

Some of the employees, according to Bedolla, have already found jobs with other companies.



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