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October 14, 2005

Albany -- About 250 employees worked their last shift on the last day of production at the Albany Bobs Candies plant.

 Bobs was purchased by Farley and Sathers earlier this year. The company is moving it's Albany operation to Mexico, citing cheaper production costs.

Employees who have worked at the plant for years say it's a sad day. "I've enjoyed every minute of it. The people, the staff, it's just been wonderful and i'm still enjoying it," says Alberta Martin.

"We just thank God that we were here as long as we were, because some people get a job today and its gone tomorrow, but we thank God we were here 14 years," says Nettie Worthy.

Several employees will stay on for a couple more months, operating the warehouse until the consolidation of the Albany and Mexico plants is complete.

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