Covering Barbour County: Eufaula Plant Shutting Down

Wellstone Mills is closing one of its plants in Eufaula.

The Lakeside One plant will close August 11th.

The plant employees about 125 people.

Officials blame the surge of textile and apparel imports on the shutdown.

The Lakeside Two plant will remain open.

This is the third major area lay-off in the last few months.

Westpoint Home is in the midst of laying off about 600 employees at its Abbeville plant, and has already closed its plant in Opelika

That plant employed 360 people.