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Rubbermaid Plant in Pottsville to Close

Wednesday afternoon, WNEP.com broke the news that the Rubbermaid Plant in Pottsville will be closing next year.

According to an article on the RepublicanHerald.com, a company spokesperson said they were just announcing their intention to close the plant, but were meeting with the union representing their employees to discuss their strategy.

The Pottsville plant makes metal trash cans. The company said it is consolidating its operations with a plant in northern Virginia. In the article, a spokesperson said, “It no longer makes sense to operate a separate facility for metal fabrication.” Approximately 100 employees will lose their job when the plant closes in September of 2015.