Layoffs at TV Plant

WINNSBORO (Feb. 26, 2016) – Element Electronics, manufacturer of television sets for Walmart, has laid off nearly 85 employees, Interim County Administrator Milton Pope told County Council during their Feb. 15 meeting. The layoffs occurred in early February, he said.

Pope said the company, operating at 392 Highway 321 Bypass N., still has more than 250 employees at work. Element was still in line, Pope said, with their Fee-in-lieu-of taxes agreement with the County.

Before the layoffs, the company had as many as 370 employees at work, Pope said.

Phone calls to Element for comment were not returned to The Voice.


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