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70 People Out of Work, Medical Supply Company Closes Plant

Local officials worked with Viant to try and keep the plant open.


MONTICELLO, Iowa (AP) — Officials say about 70 workers will lose their jobs when a medical supply company closes its eastern Iowa plant.

A Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification notice posted by Iowa Workforce Development says Viant plans to close its Monticello plant in mid-November.

City Administrator Doug Herman told the Telegraph Herald that local officials had worked with Viant officials to keep the plant open, but to no avail.

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