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The Kane Co., Elkridge-based commercial mover, to close and lay off 900 workers in Md. and Va.

December 9th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

he Kane Co., a second-generation commercial moving company based in Elkridge, is closing and laying off 900 workers in Maryland and Virginia, its owner said Thursday.

John Kane, who bought the 47-year-old company from his father nearly two decades ago and began expanding from moving offices into areas as diverse as furniture installation for hotels and hospitals, staffing, storage and document shredding, said he has been forced to wind down most businesses under Kane corporate ownership.

Kane said he had tried since late summer to find investors or sell the company.

The Kane Co. employs 1,000 people, including about 450 between locations in Elkridge and Lanham, about 450 in Virginia; the rest are scattered elsewhere in the United States.

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