American Apparel to close Fort Deposit plant May 31; 175 employees affected
The company produces military uniforms and will consolidate the Fort Deposit plant with the Selma plant. The Montgomery Advertiser reports about 175 employees will lose their jobs in the consolidation, which is being blamed on a reduction in opportunities in the military market. The Fort Deposit plant will close May 31. The impacted employees will be offered positions in Selma as they become available. American Apparel, Inc. employs 1,300 people in Alabama.