Shaw Plant Closure To Cost 200 JobsNews Star (excerpt)
West Monroe Mayor Dave Norris confirmed Tuesday that 202 employees at the Shaw Process Fabricators on New Natchitoches Road will lose their jobs in June.He said Baton Rouge-based Shaw Group stated in a letter to the city on Tuesday that the plant will permanently close because of economic conditions. Workers were told about their jobs losses Tuesday."They've been here for quite a while. They were good jobs and good salaries," Norris said.He said the closure will be effective June 27.The plant manufactures fabricated pipe and fittings. It has done an estimated $11 million in business annually.