Shutting down

In 2004, after 64 years of operation, the machines gradually fell silent. How did the former employees react to the plant’s closing and to life after Filtex?

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They were good times!  

That’s a sentiment expressed by former Filtex employees now scattered near and far. After the closure many had to learn new skills or move elsewhere to find jobs. All are aware of the contributions they made to Sutton’s economy, and all hope that they will be remembered when the site of the former Filtex plant (demolished in the Fall of 2019) is redeveloped.