Dan River closes sewing operation, 175 jobs lostThe Dan River Inc. mill looming over and extending along the river in downtown Danville is one of the most impressive historical sights - if only for sheer magnitude - in all of Virginia. And with the Old Dominion's rich history, that's saying something.
Danville Register Bee staff reports
Dan River Inc. announced plans to close its accessory sewing operation. A total of 175 jobs will be lost later in the year. The plant is located in River Pointe Park.
The employees were allowed to go home at noon today to discuss the layoffs with their families. The total Dan River workforce in Danville will settle at 1,250 workers, with 2,250 workers companywide. (link)
The mill is now abandoned and has begun the process of decay.
This does not have to be...