Some 56 local jobs are being eliminated at a local plant.

In what has become an all too familiar story, a local business is cutting jobs. Geritrex announced in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification that they would be making some major changes to their plant in Middletown.

Founded in 1978, Geritrex is a medical supply company in Orange County, providing over the counter medications, personal care items and skincare products to health care institutions, long-term care facilities, retailers and wholesaler-distributors. According to paperwork filed with New York State, the plant at 40 Commercial Avenue in Scotchtown currently employs 76 people but will eliminate 56 of those jobs as the company switches over to a virtual manufacturing system this summer.

Layoffs for the workers, who are not represented by a union, will begin on August 18. We reached out to Geritrex for comment about the closing, but they did not immediately respond.

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