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Carhartt closing plants in Glasgow

Carhartt, a maker of work wear, plans to close two plants in Glasgow in mid-March, eliminating about 100 jobs.

"As difficult as this is for Carhartt, the decision to close these facilities will allow the company to streamline business processes to better meet the fast-paced demands of our customers and consumers now and into the future," Richard Linville, vice president of distribution and logistics for the privately owned company, said in a statement.

Carhartt has distribution and "sortation" centers in Glasgow. Carhartt built the distribution center in 1993, and it was initially a cutting and distribution site. The operation was expanded two years later. The sortation center was bought in 1993 and was originally a sewing plant. It switched to sorting in 2006.

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