South Mississippi plant to shut down
FERNWOOD — Great American Wirebound Box Co. is preparing to close its manufacturing plant in the South Mississippi community of Fernwood.
The plant makes wooden boxes and pallets.
Britt Herrin, executive director of the Pike County Economic Development District, says company officials told him the plant will cease operations Dec. 31.
The Enterprise-Journal reports that about 50 people work at the plant. The Fernwood operation began in about 1910.
The newspaper reported that attempts were unsuccessful to contact Hines, president of Nassau Holding Corp. in Metairie, La., which owns Great American Wirebound Box, or Great American president Joanne Sharp.
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