Wellstone Mills Textile Plant Closing

Another Eufaula textile plant is closing, leaving more than 100 workers without a job.

Wellstone Mills closed its Lakeside Plant I in August and laid off 125-employees.

Tuesday, a company news release announced the closing of Lakeside Plant II.

About 120-workers will be laid off as a result.

The plant makes cotton and blended yarn for apparel.

Officials at company headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina, blame the shutdown on an increase in fabric imports and a reduction in domestic demand.


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  • by Victoria Location: Eufaula on Dec 5, 2007 at 09:11 AM
    I too lost my job at West Point Home due to a billionaire sending the jobs overseas. We were left with nothing as far as finances. My co-workers had been working there for over 25 years & they were left in shock. It doesn't hurt so bad now,about 4 months after layoff, because I got a chance to return to college & earn more money. When God closes one door He opens an even better one.
  • by Out of Touch on Dec 5, 2007 at 05:15 AM
    Just another example of how out of touch our government is with the people. When would be a better time to Lay Off employees than Just Before Christmas! I agree with Stuart Our Industry is (Has in most cases) Left America for cheap Labor and Large Profits which will go to CEO,s. The Middle Class as we know it is fast disappearing from the Face of America. Thanks to Poor Trade Agreements and Greed in Washington want proof? The next time your shopping before you purchase a product look it over and find out what country it was produced/manufactured in!! You will be hard pressed to anything made in the United States of America!
  • by stuart Location: enterprise on Dec 4, 2007 at 04:44 PM
    Now the federal government can import more slave labored, poorly made junk from outside the U.S. That is what it is for.
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