Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

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Over 100 jobs to be lost when Bates Rubber in Lobelville closes, moves to Mexico


An article in the July 1, 2020 edition of the Buffalo River Review in Perry County stated Bates Rubber, Inc. in Lobelville will close. Several residents of Lewis County work for the company.

The article is, as follows:

“We have no comment at this time.”

That was the response to a request by the Buffalo River Review for information on the pending closure of longtime employer Bates Rubber, Inc. in Lobelville.

Employees were told recently that the plant, owned now by Park Ohio, a Cleveland, Ohio-based company, would be shuttering its local operation which is part of the Assembly Component...

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