Elmer’s Glue cuts 40 jobs, moves 50 as it prepares to leave Central Ohio headquarters

CREDIT: Elmer's via Facebook

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (WCMH)–Elmer’s Products Inc. is leaving its corporate offices in Westerville.

Columbus Business First reported that the company, known for making glue and craft supplies, is closing its headquarters about 2.5 miles east of Polaris Fashion Place. Atlanta-based Newell Rubbermaid Inc. acquired the Elmer’s brand about four months ago.

A spokesperson said 40 jobs will be cut. Fifty people will move to Newell Rubbermaid hubs, and 26 employees will stay in Westerville until the company completes a software conversion.

The company did not immediately respond when Business First asked how long those jobs will stay in Central Ohio.E

Elmer’s introduced the first consumer white glue in 1947, according to its website. It introduced school glue in 1967 and “Krazy Glue” in 1971.

 

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