– by Amicia Ramsey, March 1, 2016, ABC 11
Nearly three dozen people were laid off at an energy plant in Clarke County.
Solvay Biomass Energy plant in Quitman laid off 32 employees last Friday. Employees affected say they found out after showing up for work that day and receiving separation agreements and severance packets.
SBE is a global energy company that made white and torrefied biomass comparable to coal, but it generates clean energy for the environment.
There is a possibility the layoffs are connected to the decision the company made to stop producing white wood pellets because of its lack of profit.