PCI Industries In Mineral Wells Will Close

By: Allison Rhea Email
By: Allison Rhea Email

PCI Industries, in Mineral Wells, is the latest plant in the Mid-Ohio Valley that will soon be shutting its doors for good.

PCI specializes in manufacturing louvers and sunshades.

An employee says the plant has 30 workers and they will all be laid off Friday, February 27th.

The plant is closing due to the slumping economy and so it can move all its production to its home office in Texas.

PCI manufactured all of the louvers at Marietta Memorial Hospital and at other prominent facilities in the Mid-Ohio Valley.

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  • by Anonymous on Feb 18, 2009 at 04:05 AM
    mid ohio valley had always been the last to feel the down turn when the economy goes sour.The sad part is we will be the last to recover also.
  • by margie Location: marietta on Feb 18, 2009 at 03:33 AM
    my brother works there. he is comtimplating moving clear to texas. my thoughts are if this plants gonna shut sown, whose to say the one threr wont follow suit?
  • by looking Location: parkersburg on Feb 17, 2009 at 08:21 PM
    I am a recent Nursing graduate with my license, I still have yet to find a job. When we graduated we were told nursing was in demand, but yet I have not found a job in West Virginia, but I always see openings in Ohio, looks like I am going to have to get mine over there and take my work out of the state.
  • by Anonymous Location: Parkersburg on Feb 17, 2009 at 07:12 PM
    Manchin's speech was a joke I was there and heard it in person, they don't want to pay anyone unemployment, if he can tell us where all these jobs are I'm sure people would like to know. Thoughts and prayers to everyone involved and their families.
  • by Another one Location: Marietta on Feb 17, 2009 at 05:25 PM
    My husband has been laid off since before Christmas. It's not a good situation for anyone right now. I don't want to have to move my kids, but if it comes down to me losing my job and having to support my kids then that is what I will do. You don't hear about job loses like this in other states. What is going on in the Mid-Ohio Valley?
  • by kevin on Feb 17, 2009 at 04:44 PM
    It will stop when the free trade crap stops
  • by Anonymous on Feb 17, 2009 at 02:11 PM
    So sad Century now PCI you think the state would step in and help out. More jobs headed to mexico and china when will it all stop.Our thoughts and prayers to all involved
  • by L Location: P-BURG on Feb 17, 2009 at 02:00 PM
    My heart goes out to all who are losing their jobs.
  • by anonymous Location: elizabeth on Feb 17, 2009 at 01:59 PM
    I thought Joe Manchin sain in his speech last week that West Virginia has not been affected by the economy troubles that has been happening the last few months. Evidently, he does not do his homework and heard about the two plants that shut down in Jackson County. Now, we here another lay-off. Tell Manchin to do his homework and really found out how many small and large businesses in the Mid-Ohio Valley have been affected by the economy before he makes a statement like that.
  • by Fed Up on Feb 17, 2009 at 01:03 PM
    What is going on here in the valley?? What are groups like the Area Roundtable (Keith Burdette) and the Regional Council (Fred Rader) doing?? Finding jobs and saving jobs are what these organizations are to do. Sounds like they are just doing nothing to save my job...but they still have a safe job. More businesses coles, more empty buildings, and industry leaving the area/state....but nothing coming in. Maybe its time to get new leadership in these organizations. Times are tough and we need changes and actions....now!!
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