Late last week Kentland’s biggest employer CPX Inc. informed their workers that they were closing down.

The sudden and shocking news quickly spread through Newton County, but town officials are still searching for answers.

Candice Sanders, the plant manager told the Enterprise that CPX was blindsided by their largest client.

CPX was one of the largest custom injection molding suppliers to GE appliance division and had 170 employees in Kentland.

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