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Mississippi brick plant to close, lay off 79 workers

Published: Jan. 26, 2007 at 8:10 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 31, 2007 at 2:08 AM EST
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(Macon, Miss.-AP) January 26, 2007 - An Atlanta-based company that has a plant in South Carolina says it will shut down a Mississippi facility this spring.

Boral Bricks Incorporated says it will shut down its Macon plant on March 31st, idling 79 workers.

Plant manager Pete Papas says the decision to shut down comes in response to a slowdown in the national brick sales market.

Papas says the company has no plans to relocate the plant.

Boral Bricks has 23 manufacturing facilities in nine states throughout the Southeast and Southwest United States.

Other plants are located in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, South Carolina, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Indiana.

The company produces one-and-a-half billion bricks a year.

Posted 3:09pm by Bryce Mursch