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BARTON, AL (WAFF) -

The SCA plant in Barton will begin reducing staff immediately, and the cuts will continue through 2015.

SCA officials confirmed they are cutting jobs, at not only the Barton facility, but at locations around the world. They're calling it a "global cost and productivity program," and it will be implemented over the next three years.

Officials aren't releasing an exact number of jobs that will be cut in Barton or across the board.

One employee said a lot of people are worried about losing their job at the plant. They didn't want to go on camera in fear of putting their job in jeopardy, but said it's the fear of the unknown that has everyone on edge

SCA officials released this statement today:

"SCA's plant in Barton continues to be a valued part of out us operations. We've continued to invest in SCA's Barton site, including installing three new machines in 2012."

Company officials go on to say they've invested close to half a billion dollars into the Barton site. 

SCA makes the Tork brand of napkin, towel and tissue products. The Swedish based company employs an estimated 37,000 people worldwide.

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