Lumberton plant closing

By Karrie Leggett

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Over a dozen residents in Lumberton will be searching for employment next month.

The Land O' Lakes Purina feed plant in Lumberton will close its doors October 29th, leaving 18 workers without jobs. Company spokeswoman Jeanne Forbis says that production and customer service will be moved to other locations.

The Lumberton plant produces bagged livestock feed, primarily for dairy and beef cattle and horses. Forbis says the decision to close the plant was based on economic conditions and in response to changing regional market conditions.