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Butner Factory Laying Off Hundreds

Posted March 29, 2007 8:44 p.m. EDT

— One of Granville County's oldest industries is laying off more than 350 people.

The Athol division of SanduskyAthol International started cutting jobs earlier this month. At this point, about 20 people still work in the company’s automotive vinyl products plant.

The industry has struggled recently. Last year, more than 500 workers at an automotive fabric plant in neighboring Person County lost their jobs.