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VOL. 128 | NO. 195 | Monday, October 7, 2013

Olive Branch Factory to Close, Laying Off 100

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OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) Closure Systems International Inc. will shutter its Olive Branch factory in December, laying off 100 people.

Human Resources Director Jeanette Vaughn said Monday the factory will close Dec. 9.

Officials at the DeSoto County plant are referring further comment to the company's headquarters near Indianapolis, which is not immediately responding.

The company makes bottle tops at the plant, which has operated since 1985. It had about 150 employees in 2007.

The factory was initially opened by Alcoa Inc., but that company sold the unit in 2008 to New Zealand's Rank Group for $2.7 billion.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 98 172 17,556
MORTGAGES 101 194 20,229
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 2 11 2,656
BUILDING PERMITS 223 349 36,295
BANKRUPTCIES 52 115 11,279
BUSINESS LICENSES 26 58 5,767
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 27 27 6,741
MARRIAGE LICENSES 17 68 3,984