Porter’s Group has closed its Kings Mountain facility and laid off 133 employees. The move comes less than 18 months after the company opened the plant in Cleveland County.
The company, which opened the Kings Mountain plant in mid-2016, says the facility closed on Friday. The N.C. Worker Adjustment and Retraining notice was filed this Monday, says the state.
Kristin Reese, executive director of the Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership, says the loss of those jobs will only be temporary.