ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The Invista yarn-processing plant in Athens
has laid off 50 workers and has shut down operations until early
The layoffs represent about a fourth of the work force at the
Athens facility, where workers process yarn for the company's
apparel and flooring businesses.
Severance packages are being offered to dismissed workers who do
not transfer to other Invista locations.
William Jones, manager of the company's Athens site, said in a
news release that the layoffs were brought about by a combination
of increased raw material costs and lower demand.