Local delivery company helping employees left without paychecks after other business closes

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — Dozens of employees of a Northwest Oklahoma City delivery company learned the company was closing their doors and they may not get their last two paycheck; now, another company is stepping up to help.

On December 31, employees of Taytan Delivery in NW OKC were greeted by a sign on the company’s door that read,

“Unfortunately, as of today 12/31/2019, Taytan Delivery is not [no] longer in business. You will be paid as soon as I am paid by my customers. Thank you for your cooperation.”

“Nobody got paid and we just seen the sign on the door,” Crystal Pahcoddy, a former Taytan employee, said. “We just want our money. That’s all we want.”

Pahcoddy said the nearly 80 employees are all still owed two paychecks.

“It’s just wrong. It’s wrong,” Sarah Smith, another former employee, told News 4.

News 4 tried calling Taytan’s owner, Kevin Tipps, on Wednesday and left a message. He never called us back. We also stopped by his home on Wednesday and Thursday and no one came to the door.

When management at Dedicated Logistics Solutions, another OKC delivery service, heard about what happened, they decided to step in and help.

“It is very sad,” Augusta Kakubo, Operations and Customer Services Manager for DLS, said. “We’re willing to help in any way that we can as far as contracting the drivers. We do contracted work, so we can get them jobs, get them stationed at places and start making some income.”

On Wednesday and Thursday, DLS had meetings with some of the Taytan drivers to get the ball rolling.

“Thank goodness to DLS for kind of bailing us out here and getting us gas money until, you know, the next paycheck.” Smith said. “But that doesn’t make up for, you know, what we lost, wages, two weeks of lost wages, that we’re not going to get back.”

After our first story aired, News 4 heard from Taytan’s neighboring company, Kimray, and they also are now looking into how they can help Taytan’s former employees.

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