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147-year-old New York shoe company shutting down

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BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York shoe manufacturer that has been in business since the Civil War era is shutting down operations, putting 72 people out of work.

The Democrat and Chronicle reported that P.W. Minor and Sons Inc. in the city of Batavia has filed a notice with the state Department of Labor that it plans to shut down by Sept. 1.

The company's notice indicates it employs 72 workers.

According to the company's website, the two Minor brothers, veterans of the Civil War, were returning to their upstate home in 1867 when they came up with the idea to start a company that made hand-crafted shoes and boots for men and women.

A message left with the company wasn't immediately returned.


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