Skip to comments.Toothpick factory closing its doors (88 Jobs Lost)
Posted on 02/01/2003 2:46:48 PM PST by Willie Green
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STRONG (AP) -- The factory that made Strong the toothpick capital of the world is shutting its doors.
The Forster Inc. plant will close down on June 1, putting 88 people out of work. Jarden Corporation, which is buying Forster from the bankrupt Diamond Brands firm, says the closure of the plant was a business decision, and that the Forster plant in Wilton will remain open.
Still, employees were shocked when given the news Friday morning.
Twenty-four-year employee Dena Darnell said Jarden officials led workers to believe that the plant would remain open. She said by closing the plant, Jarden has "kicked us in the teeth."
Forster Inc. was founded in 1887 by Charles Forster, who hit upon the idea of manufacturing disposable wooden toothpicks to replace ones made of ivory, quill, gold or silver. Jarden Corporation is based in Rye, New York.
Strong and Unity are two of my favorites.
That's the great thing about FR. Great posts.
I never knew who "invented" the wooden toothpick. FR is better than going to college
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