Reckitt Benckiser, a British-based maker of household cleaning and consumer health products, as well as foods, plans to lay off 98 in Fort Worth when it closes a local facility next year, the company said in a filing with the state. According to its website, the company's numerous brands include Lysol, Finish, Clearasil and French's foods. A company representative was not immediately available for comment. In 2008, the company leased 130,000 square feet at 14801 Sovereign Road in the Centreport Business Park south of Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. Its filing with the Texas Workforce Commission says about 80 workers will be laid off effective Feb. 5, 2013, and the remainder will be let go when the facility closes in the second half of the year. The notice says the company is "providing enhanced severance and bonus packages that are inclusive of wages and bonus that will be no less than 6 months wages," as well as other outplacement services.
-- Jim Fuquay