Longtime Cloquet Toothpick, Matches Plant Closing
CLOQUET, Minn. (AP) -- The longtime Cloquet factory that made Diamond matches
and toothpicks will close leaving 85 people without jobs.
The Diamond business was recently sold by Newell Brands to Royal Oak
Enterprises, which has decided against keeping the Cloquet plant. So it will be
shuttered within six months.
Newell says it plans to provide resources and support to the employees who will
lose their jobs.