We could soon find out the fate of a troubled textile plant in East Mississippi.
USA Fabrics could face permanent closure if a solution is not found for it's current problem.
This week Clarke County Supervisors could decide what, if anything, they can do to help.
Aside from repairs needed for the roof of USA Fabrics headquarters, city officials in Quitman say other parts of the structure likely also need work. Estimates are that this could cost upward of one million dollars.
That's money that Quitman Mayor Eddie Fulton says the company nor the county has.
County supervisors and the owner are currently exploring the option of moving the plant into a metal building just yards away from the current site. This move is expected to cost significantly less than the needed repairs.
"I know the owner is fighting," says Fulton, "he's looking for investors and I hope he comes through with investors."
Within the last week the proposed new building for USA Fabrics was set to be evaluated. The owner of the company is expected to present the estimated cost for the move to Clarke County supervisors at their next meeting, set for July 2nd.
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