MCRAE, Ga. — Telfair County's largest employer says it's official -- about 1,000 people will lose their jobs when the Husqvarna plant in McRae closes this summer.
Back in Sept. 2018, Husqvarna said it planned to either sell or close the plant.
On Tuesday, company representative Kerstin Hunt told 13WMAZ that they've been unable to line up a buyer for the plant.
They now plan to close the McRae plant by June 30.
She says employees can apply for other open roles within the company and they'll provide additional services to help employees find new jobs.
The Swedish-based company says they plan to move out of some low-performing, low-profit fields, like the push-mowers and snow throwers manufactured in Telfair County.
Snow-thrower production will move to their Orangeburg, SC, plant, according to Hunt.
She said about 1,000 people work at the plant during the peak seasons.