Plant closure leaving 310 without jobs in Florence

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A company that manufactures cabs for truck and other vehicles is closing down its plant in Florence, leaving 310 people without jobs.

Worthington Industries, based in Columbus, Ohio, announced on Tuesday that it is closing the plant this September. Less than two years ago, the company announced it was creating 55 new jobs and investing $13 million in the Florence plant that it had just acquired.

Worthington said it was closing the Florence plant because of weak demand for the cabs and will consolidate the work at its Greeneville, Tennessee, facility.

The company also said it was eliminating 245 jobs at oil and gas equipment plants in Kansas, Oklahoma and Ohio.