Employees return to Invacare facility
ELYRIA, Ohio – A “small number” of employees are returning to Invacare’s Taylor Street facility, according to a story by the Chronicle-Telegram. Per a consent decree put in place by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December 2012, the company limited design, manufacturing and distribution activities at the plant, resulting in the layoff of 236 employees. Returning employees are being placed throughout the facility, according to the story. “It’s a small number, but I know it is a goal to return to full capacity at the facility,” Lara Mahoney, spokeswoman, told the newspaper. “Is this good news? Yes, it is, but we still have a ways to go.” Invacare has submitted and passed two of the three audits required to lift the decree. It expects to submit the third audit in November.