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Maker of wooden boxes closing south Miss. plant

McCOMB, Miss. (AP) - Great American Wirebound Box Co. is preparing to close its manufacturing plant in the south Mississippi community of Fernwood.

The plant makes wooden boxes and pallets.

Britt Herrin, executive director of the Pike County Economic Development District, says company officials told him the plant will cease operations Dec. 31. The plant consisted of 50 workers.

The Fernwood operation began in about 1910.

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