Greenville City Manager Steven Alexander has released a statement regarding the announcement made by Rubbermaid that the Greenville plant will be closing in 2012.
Submitted to KETR:
Alexander said, “We are saddened to learn of Rubbermaid’s decision to close its Greenville operation next year. For the past 30 years, Rubbermaid has been an important part of our community as well as one of our largest employers. The City of Greenville has been a strong supporter of the company and has worked with Rubbermaid’s management over the years to assist in their success through tax abatements and economic incentives. City Staff is currently assessing the economic impact that this move will have on our community and will be providing that information to City Council in the near future.”
Alexander added, “We appreciate the efforts that Rubbermaid is making in assisting their employees during this transition. Our thoughts go out to the nearly 500 employees and their families who will be impacted by this decision. We will continue to work with the Greenville Economic Development Corporation to attract new businesses and industries to our community. We have a highly skilled workforce that would be a major asset to any company looking to locate or expand in Greenville.”