Shoe Plant to Close in Wynne

WYNNE, AR - A shoe factory in Wynne has closed, leaving more than a hundred workers without jobs.

The closing of Addison Shoe Company yesterday had been announced months ago, when company officials cited financial losses and uncertainties.  The plant is owned by Hot Springs-based Munro and Company and employed about 170 people.  The plant made military, work, casual and dress shoes.

Munro continues to operate manufacturing plants at Hot Springs, Mount Ida and Clarksville.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)