UPDATE:

COWARTS, Ala. (WDHN) — WDHN News has received new information on the timetable for Borden Dairy to close in Houston County.

The Cowarts facility, along with a Mississippi plant, will have until October 2nd, 2022 to close its doors, according to a press release.

Stay with WDHN News for continuing coverage of this story.

ORIGINAL:

COWARTS, Ala. (WDHN) — WDHN News has confirmed that Borden Dairy will shut down its plant in the Dothan area.

According to a statement from the dairy distributor, the facility in Cowarts is one of two plants that will be shut down.

The Wiregrass-based plant will have to close before September 30th.

The company’s statement read in part:

While the decision was difficult, the Company has determined that it could no longer
support continued production at those locations

The other facility that will close is located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Borden says they will help employees with the transition including relocating them to jobs at other facilities.

Stay with WDHN News for more information on this developing story.