POSTED: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 7:14pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 10:40am
JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville business Aonvoy Plastics will soon be no more.
CEO Raymond Grubbs says even though he's disappointed, the bad economy caught up to them, and it's just business.
Grubbs tells KETK he did the best he could to keep business open after buying assets from TallyHo Plastics a year ago, but signs of growth weren't happening fast enough.
Aonvoy employed about 35 people who now will have to start their job search all over again.
Jacksonville Finance Director Freddy Thomas says it's not the only Jacksonville company that's had to say goodbye over the past few years.
"You had Astro Air, you had Galaxie Boat, and the industry just sort of changed," Thomas said.
Thomas says the Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation is working hard to bring new businesses to town so folks aren't forced to go elsewhere.
"We've been doing fairly well as far as sales tax, we have two new schools going up, things aren't all negative here in Jacksonville for the citizens," Thomas said.
Grubbs tells KETK he is working to move customers' business to other factories, and to help find new jobs for his employees.
He broke the news to them back in December, he says.