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WOODFIN, NC (AP) — A western North Carolina company that makes parachutes and other supplies for the military is laying off 68 workers by the end of the year.

Mills Manufacturing president John Oswald says the company has several large government contracts that are ending.

The plant in Woodfin has employed 180 workers.

Oswald says if more contracts come in, the laid-off workers could be recalled.

He says the company has exported its products to more than 65 counties.

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2015 years 10 months ago

Need it be said – Obama

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2015 years 10 months ago

Need it be said, contracts end all the time.

2015 years 10 months ago

Just three days….imagine what the next 4 years will bring. I hope you people are happy. Our financial market is crashing, but thank goodness we have Obama. It’s a sickness.

Read here all businesses laying off since the re-election final.


Read it and weap…because so many Americans are hurting in so many ways.


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