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AL cabinetmaker to hire some laid off MasterBrand employees

A sign outside the closed MasterBrand Cabinets plant in Auburn features a hiring sign by an Alabama-based cabinet company. (Source: Keely Wigfall) A sign outside the closed MasterBrand Cabinets plant in Auburn features a hiring sign by an Alabama-based cabinet company. (Source: Keely Wigfall)
Alabama-based Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. is looking to hire approximately 50 employees from the MasterBrand Cabinets layoff. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo) Alabama-based Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. is looking to hire approximately 50 employees from the MasterBrand Cabinets layoff. (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)
AUBURN, AL (WSFA) -

One door closes but another may be opening for out-of-work cabinetmakers who lost their jobs Tuesday in east Alabama.

Wellborn Cabinet, Inc., based in Ashland, Alabama, is looking to hire 50 new employees and they're targeting previous employees of MasterBrand Cabinets.

MasterBrand abruptly closed its Auburn plant Tuesday, sending 445 employees scrambling to find new employment. 

On Wednesday, "now hiring" signs from Wellborn could be found in front of the closed plant. 

Larry Burton, head of human resources at Wellborn, said the company is looking to hire some of the employees as it expands its own facility in Ashland. 

Burton added that Wellborn plans to hire up to 200 new employees in the next three years if company growth and economic conditions allow.

According to Wellborn's website, those interested in employment can call its human resources department at 800-762-4475.

Ashland is located in approximately 65 miles north of Auburn in Clay County.

In addition to possible jobs with Wellborn, several city and state agencies are working to assist those who were laid off. 

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