SHREVEPORT, LA. — Trash bag extruder Ironclad LLC apparently has shut down, closing its operation in Shreveport.
Phone calls to Ironclad offices in Shreveport and Fresno, Calif., went unanswered. Bernard Johnson, the Shreveport lawyer handling dissolution of the company, declined comment.
The plant closed for good Jan. 2, less than one week after a Dec. 28 letter informing employees of the decision. The letter did not explain the shutdown.
In local news reports, former employees and executives of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce expressed confusion and disappointment about the shutdown.
The company opened the Shreveport plant in 1988 after winning a 10-year tax abatement package. Ironclad won another $325,000 in tax breaks in 1998, when it moved its corporate office to Shreveport from Tustin, Calif.
The Shreveport location employed 119 and had estimated sales of $22.7 million.