LOWER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. -

About 75 people will be out of work when Sure Fit Inc. stops all operations at its plant in Lower Macungie Twp., Lehigh Co., the company announced Monday.

The facility, located at 8000 Quarry Rd., will begin layoffs effective Aug. 2 and close for good no later than Feb. 28, 2014, resulting in the permanent layoffs of 75 of 103 employees.

The other 28 employees will be transferred to a nearby facility, the company said.

Sure Fit will utilize about 70 of the affected positions to help permanently shut down the site, according to a notice provided to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry,

Sure Fit Inc., which makes furniture slipcovers, has been in business since 1914.