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Trucking powerhouse to wind-down operations; will impact WNY

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Posted at 6:51 AM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 06:51:04-05

(WKBW) — The impending shutdown of a trucking powerhouse in the Northeast will likely affect workers from the Buffalo area to the Southern Tier.

New England Motor Freight, based in New Jersey, posted on its website this week that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It further elaborated that it intends to use bankruptcy proceedings to wind-down operations.

The company has two terminals in Western New York. One is located just off the I-190 in the town of Tonawanda. The other is located in the town of Ellicott, just across the border from the village of Falconer.

Early Wednesday morning, 7 Eyewitness News reached out to the man leading the restructuring efforts for the company, and the union that represents workers at those two terminals. We're hoping to get responses and learn more Wednesday.