QEP Making Permanent Layoffs at Harris Wood Plant

Johnson City, TN, June 7, 2023-Q.E.P, which owns the former Harris flooring plant in Johnson City, will permanently lay off dozens of employees in August, according to a WARN Notice filed with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD), reports WJHL 11.

Q.E.P. Co., which is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, filed a notice informing the TDLWD that a permanent layoff would take place on August 9. 

According to the notice, 87 employees will be affected by the layoff.

The company bought the former Harris flooring company, which had operated in Johnson City since the late 1800s, in 2010. Q.E.P continues to produce wood flooring under the Harris brand at its Johnson City location.