New plant brings 80 new jobs to Ellington

A new Paramount Apparel plant is scheduled to begin production in Ellington as soon as next week. The plant is bringing up to 80 new jobs to the area.

The mayor of Ellington says the plant will strengthen the local economy.

“Everybody’s going to enjoy this because when there is more money to spend in the community; they spend it in the businesses,” Ron Wakefield said. “Everybody prospers some. The city prospers. We get a sales tax off of those sales.”