DERBY, N.Y. — The New Era plant in Derby will be open for a couple of months longer than planned.
New Era announced earlier this year that the Derby plant would close in March, but they just filed an updated notice with the New York State Department of Labor that the plant will now close June 7.
More than 200 employees are affected by the closing of the plant. Despite the new notice, 80% of those workers will be gone by the end of this month.
Workers at the Derby plant had made caps for Major League Baseball. That work will be transferred to a New Era facility in Florida.
The affected workers will get one week of salary for every year they've been working there, up to 26 weeks. They'll also get company contributions to their health care for five months after the plant closes.