WPS shuts plant, reviews production
November 18, 2003,
West Point, GA — WestPoint Stevens today said it will decide the future of its Lanier Plant in Valley, AL, after the curtailment of operations there to realign capacity with other facilities better equipped to produce popular sheeting styles.
About 300 employees will be laid off — placed on leaves of absence or, where possible, offered jobs elsewhere within the company. Lanier opened in 1967 and houses two plants under the same roof. Its sister plant, Carter, was converted from sheeting to towel production in 2002.
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