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JM Eagle makes layoffs at Adel plant

By Robin Jedlicka - bio | email

December 17, 2008

Adel, GA (WALB) -

JM Eagle has more than 20 locations around the country.  Its Adel plant was one of the biggest employers in the city.   Over the past two weeks, they've had to make lay-offs.

JM Eagle is the world's largest manufacturer of PVC piping. With the recession's negative effects on the housing, JM Eagle felt the hit.

The staff decreased from 135 to roughly 50.

Local business owner Donald Gibbs says that the community is rallying behind those who have lost their jobs. "The community's actually coming together a lot in this situation. Second Harvest--they put out a lot of food. There's a lot of demand on them right now," he said. 

JM Eagle is one of four major manufacturers in Adel.

Donald Gibbs says that he doesn't let the lay-offs from Cooper Tire or JM-Eagle affect his own business.  He stated, "It's a little disturbing, but we have to move on. I can't let other industries predict what we do here."

While the economy remains unstable, it seems the people of Adel can still rely on the support of their community.

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