Michelle Lowe

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Delivering the news in North MS and West AL. has been just one more "Day in the Life" since 2007. Anchor of WCBI News at 9 on MYMS, co-anchor WCBI News at 10. Email me with story ideas!

Video: Hawkeye in Eupora Announces Layoffs

EUPORA, Miss. – (WCBI) A troubled Eupora glove plant is laying off workers and facing shutdown without more business soon.

Ansell Hawkeye is eliminating 85 positions because the manufacturer can’t obtain more contracts. The company is a primary contractor of gloves for the military, but is working on its last government contract and seeking non-government contracts to keep its doors open. Layoffs are expected to begin on May 9th and continue until the 31st.

The company has been in Eupora since 2003, but moved corporate and production functions there from Iowa after closing down the factory after 42 years.