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Factory Clearance

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3 years after the American Tobacco Co. laid off 1,000 workers in Durham and shut its cigarette factory down, former employees are still struggling. Most employees had to take lower paying jobs with no benefits and cope with the loss of community that the factory provided. Industry closings are becoming common across the Southern states as 549 plants shut down the same year as the Durham factory. Southern towns and their citizens are feeling the effects everywhere.
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 42, October 17-23 1990, p8-10