WPS Shuts Plants, Cuts Jobs

Sanfilippo, Michele; Hogsett, Don
January 2005
Home Textiles Today;1/17/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 19, p1
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the company WestPoint Stevens Inc. which is earning out a sweeping overhaul of its operations. This includes closing plants and consolidating production, that will result in the elimination of nearly 2,500 jobs as it approaches the finish line of a long bankruptcy. To consolidate its bedding manufacturing, WestPoint Stevens will close its Alamance Plant and Distribution Center in Burlington, North Carolina, its Clemson, S.C, Fabricating and Creige Plants as well as Distribution Center, and its Middletown, Indiana Plant, while reducing more than 50 percent of the staff at its Clemson Finishing Point.


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