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Fireplace Manufacturer Closing Union City Facility

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UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) - A Nashville-based fireplace manufacturer said it plans to close a plant in Union City in 2014.

Media reported that Innovative Hearth Products CEO Mark Klein said the move will allow the company "to remain the low cost producer and stay very competitive" in the industry.

The company produces indoor and outdoor fireplaces, inserts, different types of heating stoves and fireplace accessories.

Union City Mayor Terry Hailey said he expects the number of layoffs to be more than 250. He said the city is still trying to recover from the shutdown in 2011 of the Goodyear plant in which 1,800 workers lost their jobs.

He said officials are working hard to bring new job opportunities to the community.

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