About 200 workers at the Mayfair Mills plant in Pickens got a letter Tuesday that their facility will have the same fate as other mills the company owns - it will be closing.

The Mayfair Mills plant in Spartanburg laid off about half of its 825 employees last week.

"We have made every effort to prevent the closing of this facility. We have pursued a number of options to enable us to restructure our company and obtain financing," company president Frederick Dent Jr said in the letter to the Pickens employees. "However, we have received information that financing is not obtainable, and that this closing must occur."

Dent said that weaving production at the company's three plants had been cut in half in the past month.

Mayfair Mills made print-cloths, broadcloths, poplins and medium weight fabric for industrial, apparel and home-furnishings markets.

The company closed three other plants in March, eliminating 425 jobs.

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