Long-time Hattiesburg company closing, 285 jobs lost

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - It was an emotional day Friday for employees at the International Filing Company in Hattiesburg where 285 people were laid off due to the company's tough economic conditions.

The business, located along the Highway 42 Bypass in Hattiesburg, once known as Murray Envelope, has officially closed it doors.

For over a half of a century the company has been making custom filing products, so when employees were told the doors were closing it caught many by surprise.

Some said it felt like an overnight deal and claimed they were given 24 hours notice.

Officials with the company had little to say.

A spokesperson said tough economic conditions made it impossible for the company to continue to operate.

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