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Selma company closes doors

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - Dixie Pellets, which manufactures wood pellets for heating, has closed its doors because it does not have the funds to continue operating.

The company told about 70 workers Tuesday they should not return to work.

Plant manager Bruce Gornto said "an unusual and an unforeseen financial issue" gave the company no choice but to stop operations.

Gornto is unsure if the plant will permanently close and said they are working with people to resolve the issue. The company will work with the state's rapid response team to help employees.

It was established in 2006 and officially opened in 2008. Estimates show Dixie Pellets had an annual revenue of $120,000.

The company was a project of New Gas Concepts, which has
engineering operations in Birmingham.

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


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