Ebonite closes manufacturing plant

Kentucky New Era file photo

A crowd gathers for a tour of Ebonite International during its 50th-anniversary celebration in 2017. Ebonite, the local bowling ball manufacturing plant, closed its doors on Friday. The company was acquired by Brunswick Bowling Products, according to a news release. The company has operated in Hopkinsville for 52 years. Around 170 employees lost their jobs.

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