WAUNAKEE, Wis. -

A local business is permanently closing its facility in Waunakee, leaving 70 employees without jobs.

Owens & Minor, Distribution Inc. announced it will be closing its facility at 201 Raemisch Road in Waunakee, according to a release from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. 

According to the release, the company is planning to move operations to its facility in Illinois. The move will leave five salary and 65 hourly position employees unemployed.

Company officials told the DWD they expect to start layoffs Sept. 21 and will continue until Dec. 1, 2013. 

According to the release, employees do not have bumping rights but they are encouraged to look for employment at other Owens & Minor locations.

The company intends to offer severance benefits to employees who do not get jobs at other company locations.