175 to lose jobs in plant closure

Alice Manufacturing announces plans to shutter last Pickens County facility

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

EASLEY — More than 150 local residents will lose their jobs after Alice Manufacturing announced Monday the Ellison Plant will close half a century in operation.

According to a release issued Monday, the company is phasing out operations at the Ellison plant effective June 30.

The plant, located near the intersection of S.C. highways 183 and 135 near Dacusville, currently employs 175 people.

Alice Manufacturing has produced high-quality griege fabric and yarn in Easley for 95 years, the release said.

In the release, Alice Manufacturing chairman E. Smyth McKissick III

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