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Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 4:33am

Rome Plant Laying Off Workers

State officials have been notified that a northwest Georgia firm is laying off 67 employees at its Rome plant.

The Rome News-Tribune reported that General Aluminum Manufacturing Co. has notified the Georgia Department of Labor that it intends to lay off the employees. The letter sent to the state indicated the layoffs represent the plant's entire workforce.

The News-Tribune reported that half of the workforce was laid off Thursday, and the remaining employees will be laid off at the end of April.

Cleveland, Ohio-based General Aluminum is an aluminum die casting supplier to the automotive, agricultural, industrial and other industries, according to its web site. The company took over the Rome plant from Rome Die Cast in October, according to the site.