120 Year Old Pa Firm Closes Its Doors Because Of Recession

04.01.09 | Terry Diener

Another employer in north central Pennsylvania is closing its doors, leaving more than 130 people without jobs. According to a story in today's Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg Mills will close in May after 120 years in business, leaving 134 people out of work.

The textile industry has taken a hit in these terrible economic times, and orders fell drastically according to James Marion the Third, who is the third generation in his family to head the business.

The Newspaper says the company had closed its New York sales office in early fall to cut costs. At one point, Bloomsburg Mills in Columbia County employed as many as 700 people.