Warren Corp.’s mill in Stafford Springs, built in 1853, is closing next spring.
About 75 people will be laid off by the end of December, and the last 10 in April. The mill, which makes luxury worsted woolens and cashmere for men’s suits and women’s clothing, has struggled with competition from China for a long time. It received $1.4 million from the federal government in October 2012, a payment granted because tariffs on imported worsted wool were dropping. Warren laid off 57 workers in January 2012, and had 125 workers in 2010.
The mill had been bought by Italian luxury fabric maker Loro Piana in 1988, and that company expanded production, going from 200 workers when it took over to 250 workers at its peak.
Loro Piana was just bought out by the parent company of Louis Vuitton this month.
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