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Rubbermaid To Close Pottsville Facility; 100 To Lose Their Jobs

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A photo taken on September 5, 2013 shows the Waterman logo on the Saint-Herblain plant of US group  Newell Rubbermaid, which manufactures Waterman, Reynolds, Parker and other pens, as employees demonstrate at the site of the plant in the nortwestern French town near Nantes against training Polish workers to do their job before being laid off. Protesters were demanding better layoff benefits for the some 100 employees to be laid off in France at the Saint-Herblain and Valence plants.                                      AFP PHOTO / FRANK PERRY        (credit: FRANK PERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

A photo taken on September 5, 2013 shows the Waterman logo on the Saint-Herblain plant of US group Newell Rubbermaid, which manufactures Waterman, Reynolds, Parker and other pens, as employees demonstrate at the site of the plant in the nortwestern French town near Nantes against training Polish workers to do their job before being laid off. Protesters were demanding better layoff benefits for the some 100 employees to be laid off in France at the Saint-Herblain and Valence plants. AFP PHOTO / FRANK PERRY (credit: FRANK PERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

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POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Rubbermaid Commercial Products is closing its Pottsville facility next year and about 100 people will lose their jobs.

Atlanta-based Newell Rubbermaid announced Wednesday it plans to close the plant by September 2015.

The factory makes metal trash cans. The company is consolidating operations with another plant in northern Virginia.

Newell Rubbermaid is the parent company for brands including Rubbermaid containers, Sharpie markers, Graco children’s products and Paper Mate pens.

The company acquired the Pottsville facility in 2007.

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