Glit/Microtron plant closing in Wrens

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WRENS, Ga. — The Glit/Microtron plant will close in 60 days, idling 120 workers.

“This plant has had economic difficulties for quite a while,” said Bryan Brown, Glit’s director of manufacturing. “We were able to do a lot of good things in this facility. But as far as making money, we just haven’t been able to get to that point.”

The plant, which opened in Wrens in 1978, made coated abrasives, sand screen and scrubbing pads, primarily for the floor care industry, Brown said.

Katy Industries, Glit’s owners, is getting out of that part of the business, he said.

The 60-day notice will give the plant time to fill its last orders, help transition customers to other providers and work with state agencies on severance packages and other services for employees, Brown said. Some have as much as 30 years service with the company.


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