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La-Z-Boy Plant Closing a Major Blow to Utah Town

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La-Z-Boy Plant Closing a Major Blow to Utah Town

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La-Z-Boy Plant Closing a Major Blow to Utah Town

La-Z-Boy Plant Closing a Major Blow to Utah Town

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La-Z-Boy is closing its plant in Tremonton, Utah, shifting some jobs to Mexico. The plant, the town's largest employer, is laying off 630 employees.

Lynn Neary speaks with Ricky Collum, who is among those losing their jobs. He spent 20 years working at the company's shipping operation.

"Everybody was devastated" at the announcement, Collum says.

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