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HUISH DETERGENTS TO BUY CLOROX PLANT

Huish Detergents Inc., 3440 W. 1987 South, is purchasing Clorox's 150,000-square-foot powder- and detergent-manufacturing facility at Dyersburg, Tenn., for an undisclosed amount. Terms of the written agreement will be completed shortly.

Clorox officials decided the plant didn't fit their current needs and announced in June they were seeking a buyer. The 71 employees at the plant were told of a possible sale many weeks ago.The agreement requires Huish to retain Clorox employees once the sale is complete. The companies expect the plant's wage structure will remain, health benefits will be transferred to a comparable plan offered by Huish, and employee seniority levels under Clorox will continue under Huish's ownership.

Huish also agreed to continue manufacturing Clorox 2 dry all-fabric bleach and Fresh Step scoopable cat litter for an undisclosed period.