MOULTRIE -- The Colquitt County economy took another blow Friday as Hydro Aluminum North America announced the closing of the former Wells Aluminum plant here.

In total, 121 employees will be affected.

Local officials of the Georgia Department of Labor were unavailable to comment on the job loss or what programs are in place to help the workers.

The plant, located off Industrial Boulevard, makes aluminum parts by a process called extrusion. The aluminum is forced through a hole that shapes it, like squeezing icing through a shaped tube makes roses or rippled borders for a birthday cake. Hydro expects to shut down those operations by the end of the year, a company press release said.

The company also plans to sell or transfer the plant's remaining anodizing and fabrication activities no later than the middle of 2003, Hydro said.

-- Staff Reports



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