Fruit of the Loom Closing Jamestown Plant

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- More than 600 workers will lose their jobs as Fruit of the Loom says it plans to close its plant in Jamestown.

The company said it was moving the plant's textile operations to Honduras to save money. The company plans to close the plant in phases from June 8 through Dec. 31.

Chief Operating Officer Tony Pelaski said in a news release the decision was the result of a competitive global business environment and not a reflection on the efforts of the Jamestown employees.

Fruit of the Loom is headquartered in Bowling Green.

State Rep. Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, tweeted Thursday that he was devastated about the move.

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