Failed factory gets lifesaving mission

Fire commission site

After sitting empty for more than a year, a failed textile plant is taking on a new, lifesaving mission.

The former HomTex facility at the John Will Stacy MMRC Regional Business Park on KY 801 was purchased recently by the Kentucky Fire Commission for $924,805.

HomTex closed down in July 2013 after operating about one year in the same facility used by CDC Golf which went out of business in 2012.

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