Hope Global shuts plant after workers fall ill with COVID-19

HOPING FOR A TURNAROUND: With some suppliers and customers having gone out of business recently, CEO Cheryl Merchant says sales are down at Hope Global, which employs more than 300 in Cumberland. /
MANUFACTURER Hope Global has closed its Cumberland facility after some workers tested positive for COVID-19.
CUMBERLAND — Manufacturer Hope Global has temporarily shut down its operations here after several workers fell ill and were later found to have had the novel coronavirus. CEO Leslie Taito confirmed the plant closure on Tuesday, saying it was done out of an “abundance of caution.” She would not elaborate on the worker illnesses when…

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