Coosa River Yarn Closing in Wetumpka

WSFA 12 News has learned a company in Elmore County is closing.  Fruit of the Loom, which is a corporate partner of Russell Atheltics, announced Wednesday it will permanently close the Coosa River Yarn Operation in Wetupka.

The phase out production is expected to begin immediately.  That means 138 people will soon be out of job.  Workers will be given a 60 day notice.

Company officials tell WSFA 12 News the closing is the result of the weak economy and downturn in demand.