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LAYOFFS/CLOSINGS/BANKRUPTCIES

NORTH TEXAS

Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages plans to close its manufacturing facility in NACOGDOCHES, resulting in the layoffs of 74 workers. The company issued the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification on January 30, 2020. Terminations will take place during the 14-day period beginning April 3, 2020. The WARN letter states the company will not be shutting down its sales and distribution facility. Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages, 617 Industrial Drive, Nacogdoches, TX 75964; 936-569-9737; Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages Headquarters, 14185 Dallas Parkway, Suite 1300, Dallas, TX 75254; https://cocacolaswb.com/

Premier Converting Inc. manufactures envelopes. Premier filed for voluntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection January 10, 2020, in the Northern District of Texas. The debtor listed an address of 10605 Boomer Circle, Suite 101, DALLAS. Premier Converting, Inc., 10605 Boomer Circle, Suite 101, Dallas, TX 75238.

Rockin R Industrial LLC offers fabrication solutions including sandblasting and painting. The company is equipped with hydraulic brake and shear, plasma table, iron worker and a sandblast and paint booth in its 12,500-square-foot facility. Its service offerings also include pressure vessel and boiler fabrication and repair services – through its R and U Stamp Certifications. Rockin R Industrial LLC filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection January 14, 2020, in the Northern District of Texas. The debtor listed an address of P.O. Box 2544, CLEBURNE. Rockin R Industrial LLC, North Texas Yard, 2804 E FM 916, Cleburne, TX 76031; PO Box 2544, Cleburne, TX 76033; http://rockinrconstruction.com/

FORT WORTH-based Southland Royalty Company LLC is an upstream energy company focused on the acquisition, development and exploitation of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquid reserves. The company conducts most of its operations in four states, with the majority of its business in Wyoming and New Mexico. The company was formed principally to produce and extract hydrocarbons in certain basins. On January 27, 2020, Southland Royalty Company LLC filed a petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware seeking relief under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Southland Royalty Company LLC, 400 West 7th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102; http://www.southlandroyaltyco.com/

XPO Logistics Inc. is a provider of transportation and logistics services to various types of businesses. XPO Logistics Inc. filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notice on February 12, 2020, that it will lay off 304 workers at its FORT WORTH distribution center 3300 Eagle Parkway in Fort Worth on April 12, 2020. XPO Logistics is based in Greenwich, Connecticut. https://www.xpo.com

SOUTHEAST TEXAS

Command Tubular Services is a supplier of drill pipe and drill stem accessories. Command Tubular offers a full range of drill pipe, heavy weight drill pipe, kellys, drill collars, subs and accessories with standard API or proprietary high torque performance connections. Command Energy LLC filed for voluntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection January 17, 2020, in the Eastern District of Texas. The debtor listed an address of 18911 W. Industrial Parkway, NEW CANEY. Command Tubular Services, 18911 West Industrial Parkway, New Caney, TX 77357; 281-921-8889; https://commandenergy.com/

Gulf Stream Marine provides cargo handling, stevedoring and terminal operations in the Gulf Coast region. On January 31, 2020, Gulf Stream Marine filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notice stating that it is laying off 210 employees at its industrial terminal facility on March 31, 2020, in HOUSTON. Gulf Stream Marine, 13901 Industrial Road, Houston, TX 77015; 713-450-8888; http://www.gulfstreammarine.com

Under certain circumstances, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires a company to provide notice 60 days in advance of plant closures or mass layoffs. Railcrew Xpress provides transportation services to various types of businesses. On February 12, 2020, Railcrew Xpress-RCX Logistics-Austin filed a WARN notice stating that it is laying off 110 employees on April 12, 2020 in HOUSTON. RailCrew Xpress, 9867 Widmer Road, Lenexa, KS 66215; https://www.railcrewxpress.com

HOUSTON-based Watson Grinding and Manufacturing Co. filed for bankruptcy less than two weeks after an explosion at its northwest Houston facility killed two workers and damaged nearby structures. Watson Grinding and Manufacturing as well as Watson Valve Services Inc. voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on February 6, 2020. The move will allow the companies to continue operating while they work through a plan of reorganization. The release states that Watson intends to marshal its assets and allow for an orderly claims process. Expecting a long-term interruption to its business operations, Watson Grinding and Manufacturing terminated the employment of 88 workers. Operations at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing ceased following the propylene gas explosion on January 24, 2020. Watson Valve Services continues to operate at around 20 percent of its normal capacity. Watson Grinding and Manufacturing Co., 4525 Gessner, Houston, TX 77041; 713-466-3053; Fax: 713-466-8992; www.watsongrinding.com

WEST TEXAS

Sheridan Production Partners is a Houston-based oil and gas company dedicated to acquiring and exploiting a balanced portfolio of mature producing properties in onshore basins in the United States. The majority of properties are operated through Sheridan Production Company, LLC On January 29, 2020, Sheridan Production Company, LLC filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notice stating that it is laying off 116 employees on March 31, 2020 in ANDREWS. Sheridan Production Company, LLC, Permian Basin District Office, 1602 W. Broadway, Andrews, TX 79714; 432-523-1000; http://www.sheridanproduction.com