Gulistan Carpet will idle a plant in Wagram, eliminating 150 jobs, county officials have confirmed.
The company also plans to close a plant in Aberdeen for a total job loss of 400.
Based on information filed with the North Carolina Division of Employment Security about the closing, both of the plants will close effective June 30. The reason given for the closings was that the facilities were “not profitable.”
Greg Icard, Director of Economic Development for Scotland County, said that any job loss in the area is a big deal.
“Every single one really counts,” Icard said.
It is unclear how many of the jobs lost belong to residents of Scotland County. When the Mohawk closed its yarn-making facility in Laurel Hill in 2011, approximately half of the 197 jobs lost belonged to people living in Scotland County, Icard said.
In the past the Wagram facility, located on Airbase Road, has operated as a dye house for Gulistan’s carpet manufacturing operation.
The Aberdeen facility has been in operation since 1957, with Gulistan setting up shop there in 1995.
Gulistan notified its employees of the closings last week.
Two Gulistan employees told the Exchange that they were not authorized to comment on the closing. Other calls to Gulistan were not returned.