In an announcement that was made earlier this month, Gildan Activewear stated its plans to close its Mebane, North Carolina distribution center by June 30th. It’s a move that will affect 128 local employees but won’t necessarily leave them out of a job.

According to a press release share on The Times News, a WARN Act notice filed with the North Carolina Department of Commerce on Feb. 16th said the distribution center would permanently close by June 30, 2022. That specific facility houses the company’s unbranded wholesale activewear apparel.

In light of the decision, production is being shifted to Gildan’s owned distribution center in Charleston, South Carolina, according to company spokesperson Genevieve Gosselin.

Mebane’s current 128 employees are being offered the opportunity to relocate to the Eden distribution center. “Transfer bonuses will be offered to those accepting a transfer to our Eden facility,” Gosselin said in the release. Full-time Gildan employees who stay on the job until the facility closes are entitled to severance packages, and Gosselin added that the company is prepared to connect employees with resources to find a new job if they do not want to transfer.