Wilcox County Plant To Close

WSFA 12 News has confirmed a Wilcox County plant will close.

Weyerhaeuser Company announced on Thursday it will close its lumber and veneer mill near Pine Hill, Leaving Over 300 people out of a job.

This is a huge hit to the county, which has the state's highest unemployment rate of 15-percent. The company will give $100,000 in grants to help the region.

Congressman Artur Davis tells WSFA 12 News he plans to travel to Wilcox County Monday, February 16th. Between now and then he will meet with state officials and private organizations to see how they can help.