Has the Cameron Plant Closed in Electra? - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Has the Cameron Plant Closed in Electra?

In 2014, Newschannel 6 brought you the story of the Cameron International Corporation Plant in Electra closing its doors. However, a year later, the plant is still open.

“We got a letter from the plant about mid-February of last year, saying that they were closing down within a month or so,” said Electra Mayor, Curtis Warner.

The letter also stated about 120 of its employees would be let go. Because of this, Electra City Officials reached out to the Chamber of Commerce and the Workforce Solutions in Wichita Falls.

At the plant today, you can see the flags raised and multiple cars parked there.  Many residents, even Mayor Curtis Warner, thought the plant was closed.

“They're still there.  There are cars that are employed there.  I understand that one of our employers there, who used to work for the city, says that there are still manufacturing projects going on out there," said Warner.

Warner as well Electra's City Administrator doesn't know anything about the plant's future.

“We don't know.   We and the City Administrator, we haven't heard anything, but it looks like they're prospering as far as I can tell and that's just my view," said Warner.

Warner also said he wants to maintain the relationship the Cameron Plant has with the pump-jack capitol.

“It's a good relationship, we're all neighbors.  I'd certainly like to keep it like it is because at least they're here and we're enjoying the benefits of their employees and they are enjoying our services," said Warner.

Newschannel 6 reached out to the Cameron Headquarters about its Electra location and was told the company had no comment.

The letter also stated about 120 of its employees would be let go. Because of this, Electra City Officials reached out to the Chamber of Commerce and the Workforce Solutions in Wichita Falls.

Taylor Barnes, Newschannel 6
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