Marv Holland Apparel could soon be back in operation after its assets were purchased by outerwear and safety gear company Alliance Mercantile.

Eighty people lost their jobs at the end of June when the Edmonton uniform-maker closed its doors after 65 years in business.

The company had gone into receivership and employes got little warning about the job cuts.

Alliance Mercantile is finalizing the deal but it appears that Marv Holland’s operations will be considerably scaled-down.

Only 15 positions need to be filled right away and employees told CBC News that no knows how many will get their jobs back.

In the meantime, workers are still waiting for their $3,600 severance, which could take another 12 weeks to be distributed.