BIG SPRING, TX (KWES) - Western Container has been operating in Big Spring since 1980. The company made the decision to close after Coca-Cola decided to produce their own plastic bottles in Abilene, San Antonio and Denver.
Vince Duffney, plant manager, said, "The Big Spring plant closing will affect 95 employees. Every effort will be made to be sensitive to the concerns of employees who will be impacted during the transition period."
McLellan said he sees potential in the growth of the city with the reliever route opening sometime in May and the new rails being put into the industrial park.
"If you add all those elements up, I think you are looking at a place where businesses want to come. If you think about, you can fly it in, you can ship it on the rail or trucks can transport it," said McLellan.
Western Container will close their doors for good on October 1.