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Old 03-14-2012, 07:01 AM
Location: The 12th State
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Consumer-packaging company Rock-Tenn will close its Shelby plant late next month, laying off 80 workers. The company acquired the plant from Smurfit Stone last year.

read more Manufacturer shutting its Shelby plant (http://www.gastongazette.com/news/shelby-68682-tenn-closing.html - broken link)
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:21 AM
Location: Gaston County
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What a shame...
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:09 PM
Location: State of Being
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That is a lot of people to be out of work at one time, in one small area.

Tough times. Sure hope new job creation is going to mean longterm jobs. It wasn't that long ago that a plant closing in western NC was a rarity. Folks got jobs at manufacturing plants and kept them for an entire lifetime.
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