Pliant Corp. is closing a former Uniplast film plant in Nasonville, R.I., laying off about 100 workers, according to a newspaper report.
In Rhode Island, the Woonsocket Call said Pliant told employees Aug. 25 about the closing. A spokeswoman at the Massachusetts regional office of the United Steelworkers union, which represents workers at the film plant, confirmed it would close but had no other details.
The Call said union and company officials were to meet Aug. 27 to discuss a shutdown package.
Officials of Pliant, based in Schaumburg, did not return telephone calls for this story.
Pliant is a major producer of film. The company had estimated North American film sales of $775 million in 2003.