Kentucky plant laying off 100 workers ahead of closure


SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Belgium-based company is closing its plant in Kentucky, resulting in 100 layoffs early next year.

WDRB-TV in Louisville reports Bekaert notified state workforce officials in a letter that it will lay off the employees Jan. 13 at its Shelbyville plant, which will close at the end of next year.

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The company plans to keep 12 employees at the plant through Dec. 31, 2020. The letter gives no reason for the plant’s closure.

Bekaert makes steel wiring products.