Future of Pittsville Homes in Question

The future of a Wood County company that builds prefabricated homes is in question. Reports indicated that Pittsville Homes could soon be ceasing operation, yet a man who identified himself as the company's owner would not confirm that to Newschannel 7.

The Pittsville Homes owner would also not confirm if any job losses could come as a result of changes.

Pittsville homes has been manufacturing prefabricated houses since the early 1970's. The owner of the company would only confirm that a sale is pending, yet would not elaborate if it involves a sale of the company itself or just of the land its manufacturing facility occupies.

The company's website has been shut down, and a message which initially said the company would be closing is no longer posted.
While the potential for job losses is unknown, the possibility weighs heavy on the minds of local residents, including Pittsville's fire chief.

"Its a concern anytime a business has a large change, whether its an influx of people or we are losing people, it affects the local economy." says Chief Gerald Minor.

The State's Department of Workforce Development says they have not received word on any layoffs within Pittsville Homes. They require companies with more than 50 employees to notify them of job losses.

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