Plant with 200 workers closing in Chatham County


MONCURE, N.C. (AP) — A plant that makes industrial fibers is closing in Chatham County, leaving at least 140 people without a job.

Local media outlets report that Performance Fiber filed paperwork saying it would have mass layoffs as it closes its plant in Moncure by Oct. 27.

The company says the plant has about 200 workers, and about 60 of them will be given the chance to transfer to another plant about 90 miles away in Salisbury.

Chatham County Manager Charlie Horne says the county hopes the plant's site can be can be redeveloped into an industrial park.

Officials with Performance Fiber didn't talk about the closing.

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