Littlefield denim mill to close Jan. 6

Published: Nov. 7, 2014 at 9:34 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 7, 2014 at 11:07 PM CST
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LITTLEFIELD, TX (KCBD) - American Cotton Growers announced the closure of their Littlefield denim mill on Friday.

Workers say the plant will close on Jan. 6.

This comes after 69 workers were laid off in August without severance pay.

ACG released this statement on Friday afternoon:

"American Cotton Growers truly regrets that the downsizing of the Littlefield, TX Facility is necessary. We deeply appreciate the loyalty of our employees and of the local communities who have rallied for us over the last four decades. Our foremost concern is to help our workers find other employment. We will be working with the Texas Workforce Commission to provide various means of assistance to all of our employees throughout the transition process."

The mill in Littlefield was one of just four cotton mills left in the entire country.

We'll continue to update this story as we learn more.

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