Future of Poplar Bluff plastics plant uncertain

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - The future of the Fortis plastics plant in Poplar Bluff remains uncertain, while the company is closing another plant.

On Tuesday, Fortis employees told Heartland News they've been informed that their plant will close in three to six weeks.

Earlier Thursday, Heartland News spoke with a reporter in Fort Smith, Arkansas who says city leaders received a letter from Fortis notifying them the plastics plant there would shut down in early to mid-November.

Fortis officials still are not confirming the Fort Smith closure.

Butler County leaders say they have not received one of those letters.

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