It's been a mainstay in Watertown for more than 40 years.
Just over a month ago, Minnesota Rubber and Plastics announced that it would be closing its doors and laying off its 171 employees within one year.
The reason -- Plant Manager Robb Peterson says -- is antiquated equipment and an aging facility.
It was just last week when Minnesota Rubber and Plastics employees, like Paul Corson, received a closure agreement to sign. What's inside those pages is not sitting well with employees.
"In march I believe, it is they're not going to have dental, vision, medical insurance anymore. They're going to get $750 a month instead -- which in the case of a single person covers you but if you had family coverage, that's not going to cover it," said Corson.
"Insurance is definitely something I don't think they should be taking away," said Carson's wife, Amanda.
The Corsons will not have to worry about these impending changes. Paul started looking for a new job the Monday after the news broke out of the Watertown plant closing.
Just days later, he received the good news. He has been hired somewhere else in town.
"There's been quite a few employees that have left already -- found different jobs. I'm more concerned for some of the people I really like there that want to wait until the end. That's going to get more difficult as there's more people looking for work. There will be less available jobs," said Corson.
The Corsons are sick of the politics and policies that have come along with the company the past couple of years. They have had to do with sick leave and time off for family members in the hospital.
"So in some ways it's a relief that he's going to be going to a really good company that does actually have strong family values in it and at the same time its kind of scary that he to start all over and he loses everything he's banked up and just the time there," said Amanda.
Paul is nearing his last day at Minnesota Rubber and Plastics this week.
"Yep, just done. Start over, start someplace else," said Corson.
We reached out to Plant Manager Robb Peterson a number of times and have not yet received a response.
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