Plastics Company in West Columbia to Close

1:44 PM, Dec 17, 2012   |    comments
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West Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A plastic company in West Columbia has announced plans to shut down.

Pexco LLC said Monday they would closed their facility, and in the process, layoff 147 employees.

The company said they're exiting the plastics sheet business, which makes the change necessary.

"This has been a difficult decision but a necessary one for our overall business," said Pexco CEO Neil Shillingford in a statement."

No official date for the shutdown has been set yet, only saying that it would be in 2013.

Pexco says it will work with the South Carolina Dislocated Worker Unit to help employees find new jobs.

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