(SHOALS) - National Gypsum will close their Shoals mine in August.
According to the Loogootee Tribune the facility will be transitioned to a plant making drywall boards from by-product gypsum.
The Shoals mine is the only one of the National Gypsum's six mines in the United States to be closed.
A spokesman says the 21 miners affected by the closure will have the opportunity to move into other positions at the plant.
The report says, National Gypsum is spending $15 million to convert and modernize the Shoals plant. After the conversion the plant will begin making drywall board, using by-product gypsum.
The National Gypsum mine at Shoals has been in operation since 1955.
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