Imerys announces series of shutdowns


Imerys, the china clay company, is to carry out a series of temporary shutdowns at its plants across Cornwall and Devon in the wake of falling demand.

The company, which In January announced the loss of 43 jobs in Cornwall, is to halt production for more than 30 days over an eight-week period, beginning tomorrow for 11 days.

French firm Imerys, which will soon be celebrating the tenth anniversary of taking the business over from English China Clays, blamed the recession for the decline in its business.