Layoffs loom for company affected by poor housing market

Layoffs are coming to South Charleston. Company officials with the Clearon plant will temporarily shut down in mid-September and lay off between 45 and 50 workers. The temporary closure is expected to last between two and two-and-a-half months, and is necessary because of the market conditions, according to the company. The company makes chlorinated dry bleach like those used in the swimming pool industry, and a poor housing market affects the swimming pool market. There are also issues with markets overseas. Whether the plant reopens, will depend on market conditions.