Plant Closing Leaves Hundreds Without Work
ANNISTON, Ala. –
(AP) - Employees of Anniston Sportswear Corp. say
the plant has closed, leaving 200 workers without a job.
The factory makes men's pants and was once one of the city's
largest businesses. The Anniston Star reports employees told the
newspaper that the bankrupt parent company's new owners took the
remaining pants from the factory over the weekend and closed the
plant with no notice.
On Friday, the company closed a deal with London-based Emerisque
Brands U.K. Limited and SKNL North America B.V. The workers say
they were told they would receive their last checks on Friday.
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