The GE Lighting Plant in Mattoon closed its doors for the final time Friday. The plant has been in Mattoon for more than 70 years, and about 130 people will be out of a job with the closure.
Mattoon’s mayor Tim Gover says a closure like the GE Plant closure is always felt in the community.
Gover says although GE is shutting its Mattoon plant down, the city is not hurting economically.
Gover says the city has been working with GE to see what will happen with the plant, but that there are no plans in the works at this time.