ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) - Anniston Sportswear Corp. likely will shut
down, putting 200 people in jeopardy of being unemployed.

The news came Friday as angry workers gathered outside the plant
to ask why they weren't paid on schedule. Company officials said
the workers would receive their pay Monday.

Taras P. Proczko, executive vice president for Chicago-based
Hartmax Corp., the plant's parent company, said Friday that the
London-based Emerisque Brands has bought the Anniston plant and
plans to shut it down.

Emerisque officials could not be reached for comment.

Anniston Sportswear was once of the city's largest businesses
with nearly 500 workers. It makes men's pants.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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