The Ideal Cement plant closed in November 1982, laying off 115 of its 170 workers, according to StarNews articles.
The company blamed the slumping construction industry for a decline in business.
The 1,868-acre Castle Hayne site where Titan America has proposed to build a new cement plant includes the old Ideal Cement plant, which in the past has been used by the film industry to shoot several movies.
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Date posted: May 20, 2011
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