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Steel tubing company closing

From the Associated Press:

Twenty-five people will lose their jobs when a welded steel tubing production company shuts down April 1 in West Pointtubes

The Daily Times Leader reports that Blazon Tube Co. had 75 employees at one time. It had announced in August of 2011 that it might close and since then 50 employees have left.

The management team of Leggett & Platt announced Wednesday that Blazon Tube would end production April 1. According to a press release, Blazon Tube’s operations will consolidate with Leggett & Platt’s LaVergne, Tenn., operation.

Here’s a description of Blazon Tubing from Leggett & Platt’s website:

Located in West Point, Miss.i, Blazon Tube Company has been serving the mechanical tube industry for over 20 years. Our manufacturing facilities feature over 200,000 square feet of production and storage area. We operate 5 tube mills, all managed by mill operators and managers with over 300 combined years of tube related experience. This means we are totally committed to providing our customers a quality product and are always striving to improve

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