Shaw closes Milledgeville carpet plant

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Shaw Industries has announced plans to
shut down its carpet manufacturing operations in Milledgeville.

The company said in a statement Tuesday that 150 employees will
lose their jobs.

Shaw said plant operations will cease in mid-February.

Al Scruggs, a company spokesman, blames the closing on a severe
downturn in economic conditions, especially the housing industry.

He said affected workers will be offered retraining and unemployment benefits through the Georgia Department of Labor.

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