WPS realigns sheeting production; 300 cut
December 1, 2003,
– WestPoint Stevens is laying off 300 employees its Lanier Plant in Valley, AL, curtailing operations as the company aligns its capacity with other facilities better equipped to produce popular sheeting styles.
Robert Lanier, WestPoint's vp bed products manufacturing, explained, "Lanier Plant is an excellent facility that can possibly be well used for other purposes, but unfortunately it is equipped to run styles that are no longer in demand. With the more modern machinery that we have at other facilities, it makes the most sense to focus our capacity on these plants."