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Belmont plant shutting down, 180 jobs lost

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Around 180 people will lose their jobs later this year when a West Michigan factory shuts down.

Kimberly-Clark says Jackson Safety, a facility it owns off West River Drive in Belmont, will close in June.

The plant, also known as Belmont Mill, makes work-zone safety products like safety flags, barricades and barrels.  The company says it recently made a strategic decision to exit from the Work Zone business and, as a result, ongoing operations of the site are no longer feasible.

Qualified employees will be offered severance packages.

The company has been in operation since 1927.  Kimberly-Clark has owned the facility since 2009.