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DMI Saves Columbus Foundry From Closing

COLUMBUS, GA (WXTX) -  Last month, Columbus Foundry notified the Georgia Department of Labor, saying the plant was closing and 169 people would lose their jobs.

At the time the foundry was owned by the firm, Internet, which had filed for bankruptcy. The news sent many employees looking for work elsewhere, but that search is now over.

When we visited Wednesday, the company's sign read "A new day at DMI Columbus Foundry."

DMI, or Diversified Machine Incorporated bought the company last Wednesday.

Company officials say, DMI saved the day and the plant is not folding. Employees will keep their jobs.

"Operations will continue at this location. We're looking at launching a number of new programs with Chrysler, BMW and Mercedes. We're here to stay and today's a new day," said General Manager Lee Fortney with confidence, "DMI brings a strong background in machining to us. We've got lots of other businesses coming to the plant and with the DMI acquisition, we're excited about our future.”  

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