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WestPoint Plant In Scotland County To Lay Off Nearly 400

Posted July 10, 2006 9:07 a.m. EDT

— Nearly 400 people will lose their jobs when a

WestPoint Stevens

facility closes in 60 days in Scotland County.

The plant -- a weaving facility -- is located in


. It employs 370 people who make towels.

The plant closing does not affect the Bob Stevens plant in Scotland County.

Previously, in May 2005, more than 200 workers were laid off at the Wagram plant.

At that time, the company planned to rehire those workers eventually, but whether that happened is unknown.

WestPoint Stevens, a textiles maker, declared bankruptcy three years ago.