Zanesville plant still strong, after Avon cut jobs in Ohio

Local News

Avon announced plans on Wednesday to cut almost 600 jobs in Ohio. Local officials say, don’t worry, none of those lay offs are happening at the Eastpointe facility.

In fact, Zanesville Muskingum County Port Authority Executive Director Jerry Nolder says before Avon officially came to the Y-City back in the summer of 2007, the cosmetics giant had anticipated future cuts and closings, “Here several years ago, Avon had announced a similar restructuring or reorganization , which benefited Zanesville because they closed two of their distribution centers,” said Nolder.

With the closings of those centers, the doors opened for a new center in Zanesville. An area thought to be more beneficial to Avon and their sales,”They’ve invested $120 million in this facility and these associates out there. I’d be more concerned if they weren’t taking steps to make them stronger in the future, and we’re certainly pleased they’ve chosen Zanesville to grow,” said Nolder.

By 2012, Avon plans to make 590 cuts when they close their facility in the Cincinnati suburb of Springdale. They also plan to make an additional 600 cuts at undisclosed locations.