OMYA LAYS OFF DOZEN WORKERS
January 24, 1997
Florence - About a dozen OMYA workers lost their
jobs last month when the company closed the former
White Pigment plant in Florence.
OMYA spokesman John Suddarth said Thursday the
layoffs made at the end of December were not
He said the company had announced in April it was
closing the older of its two calcium carbonate plants
OMYA is the world's largest producer of ground
calcium carbonate, operating more than 90 plants
The crushed marble, limestone and chalk is used
in the manufacture of paper, paints, plastics,
chemicals and pharmaceuticals.