NEW ZEALAND: Clothing Firm L R Wishart Axes Plant
Up to 40 clothing workers are set to lose their jobs with the closure of a flagship clothing maker in Levin. Staff at the L R Wishart shirt factory near Wellington will leave work for the final time on September 26 after its owners failed to find a buyer. The plant, which has annual sales of around NZ$1.3 million, has been in the town for more than 40 years but was put up for the sale following the death of founder Ron Wishart in Hawaii last month.
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