Georgia Chopsticks ordered to shut down

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

AMERICUS,GA (WALB) - An Americus plant that made headlines for selling millions of chopsticks to China and creating jobs is closed. Last week Georgia Chopsticks was shut down by a court order.

But the manager says it's all a misunderstanding.

David Hughes told WALB Monday night Georgia Chopsticks was never informed about civil court case in Cochran involving the company.

It involved a $1.3 million check from a Korean investor that bounced in Kansas and a dispute over property.

Hughes says employees are on stand-by after deputies enforced a court order to close the plant last week.

He hopes the order will be lifted by Wednesday.

He believes the matter will be resolved and the company will resume operations.

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