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Cameron Plant Closing

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The City of Electra took another big blow on Tuesday.  One of their biggest employers in the area will be closing its doors.

Shocked and devastated, Electra Mayor Curtis Warner recalled the moment he read the letter from Cameron International Corporation.  The letter informed him the plant in Electra would be shutting down.

Mayor Warner said, “It was a shocker to us.  We’ve been good neighbors with that company for so many years, and they’ve been good neighbors to us.”

There is no explanation as to why they are closing.  The closure is going to affect about 121 of its employees .

Losing this business will have a huge impact on revenue and job opportunities in Electra and the surrounding communities.

“It’s not just the welders and truck drivers.  It’s professionals of different walks of life.  Some live here, some live in Iowa Park, Wichita,” Mayor Warner explained.

Despite the huge blow, Mayor Warner and residents of Electra remain optimistic and hopeful for the future.

Mayor Warner said, “Together we’re going to join hands and come up with a workable plan.  Electra will survive.  Don’t know what’s in our future right now, but together we’ve got a good bunch of folks here.”

Harvey Jones, an Electra resident, said she hopes someone will come and open another store in the city.

Electra will work with the Chamber of Commerce in Wichita Falls to see what it can do to ease the situation and bounce back from the loss.

Cynthia Kobayashi, Newschannel 6

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