|Michael F. Easley, Governor
Buck Lattimore, Chairman
Thomas J. Bolch, Commissioner
Laura K. Mavretic, Commissioner
Christopher Scott, Commissioner
Dianne C. Sellers, Commissioner
Pamela T. Young, Commissioner
TO: All Interested Parties
FROM: Chairman Buck Lattimore
DATE: June 6, 2003
RE: WestPoint Stevens Inc.
WestPoint Stevens, Inc. filed voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on June 1, 2003. WestPoint Stevens is self-insured for workers’ compensation claims in the State of North Carolina.
Our best current understanding is that WestPoint Stevens is, pursuant to Orders of the Bankruptcy Court, continuing to process and pay all workers’ compensation claims.
If any claimant does not receive benefits to which they are lawfully entitled or should benefits awarded be suspended or terminated for unexplained reasons, please notify the Industrial Commission. Questions or concerns regarding WestPoint Stevens claims should be directed to: Stephen T. Gheen, Chief Deputy Commissioner, 919-807-2540 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the volume of inquiries, email communication is requested if possible, though not required.
The Industrial Commission website (www.comp.state.nc.us) will be updated as needed with additional information.