Milliken & Company Announces Phased Shutdown of Operations at Longleaf Plant in Sylvania, Impacting Approximately 260 Employees

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SCREVEN COUNTY, Georgia (WJBF) – Milliken & Company announces the consolidation of its textile manufacturing footprint, which will include the phasing out of operations at the Longleaf plant in Sylvania, Georgia.

This announcement concerns approximately 260 employees at the Longleaf plant.

Officials say the consolidation aims to improve operational efficiency and increase production capacity by moving all production lines to the expanded and modernized Magnolia plant in Blacksburg, South Carolina.

According to officials, the phase-out schedule at Sylvania will include providing continued employment opportunities at other Milliken sites to associates at the Longleaf plant; however, for those who do not wish to transfer, the company says it engages local recruiting partners to help connect associates with competitive jobs in the immediate area.

According to the press release, the Longleaf plant currently manufactures finished product textiles, including flame resistant textiles, for use in workwear.

Officials say that during the transition to the Magnolia plant, customer orders will be fulfilled without planned inventory or external process changes, and all other production lines at the Magnolia plant will continue to operate.

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