Solo Cup Plant In Maryland Begins Shutdown

Maker of paper cups and containers said its 551-worker manufacturing plant in Owings Mills will begin shutting down in October.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- Solo Cup Co. will begin shutting its Owings Mills plant in October.

The 551-worker manufacturing plant will close in March 2012. Solo announced the layoffs in June.

But the Illinois-based company told Maryland officials about its layoff schedule on Monday.

Solo Cup which makes paper products such as cups and containers.

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