Flame goes out on last Matchstick Factory in the US
The Diamond match plant, which manufactures toothpicks and other wooden products in addition to the matchsticks, based in Cloquet, Minnesota first opened in 1905. At its peak, the factory employed 600 people.
The factory was sold to Royal Oak Enterprises, however, Royal Oak decided it did not want to include the plant in its purchase. Without a buyer, the plant owners were forced to shut the doors.