Indiana Limestone Company Closing Shop, Laying Off 166 Workers

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) _ An 88-year-old Indiana company that supplied limestone to the Empire State Building, the Pentagon and other iconic buildings is going out of business and laying off its 166 workers.
 
Bloomington-based Indiana Limestone Co. Inc. has notified the Indiana Department of Workforce Development that it will close “its entire operations and permanently lay off its entire workforce as the result of pending bankruptcy proceedings and the possible sale of the assets of the company.''
 
The Indianapolis Business Journal reports the notice dated Feb. 21 was posted online by the state Monday.
 
The company that also supplied limestone for the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and 35 state capitol buildings says the closing will occur during a 14-day period ending May 11 and involve employees in Bloomington and nearby Oolitic.