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UPDATE: Southeastern Container closing Beloit plant

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BELOIT (WKOW) -- In its filing with the state Department of Workforce Development, Southeastern Container says for economic and business reasons, it no longer needs three production plants in the Midwest.

The DWD received a letter Monday about the closure of the Beloit plant.

Southeastern Container says 47 employees will be affected. It says the layoff date for all employees will be between April 29 and May 12.

The company says the work will be moved to its two other plants in the Midwest, in Bowling Green, Ohio and Effingham, Illinois.

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BELOIT (WKOW) -- Southeastern Container says it plans to close its Beloit plant by May. 

The plastic bottle manufacturing plant employs about 50 people. 

The Beloit Daily News says a letter to employees Thursday says production is being moved to facilities in either Bowling Green, Ohio or Effingham, Ill. 

Workers will be offered the opportunity to transfer to these locations, but only 10 positions will be available in Effingham and eight will be available in Bowling Green. Workers also would be eligible for severance pay if they did not seek a transfer. 

The 244,000-square-foot plant opened in Beloit in 2007. 

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