If Florida Prime Mushrooms Inc., formerly Quincy Farms, closes because management cannot secure a loan to keep production going, 200 jobs could be lost. That's why approximately 25 employees and their families were trying to attract attention to their plight between noon and 1 p.m. Nov. 9.
"We want to work. We've cut everywhere we can. Management has been trying for 9 months to get a loan from the bank. The banks are getting the money from the federal government but they're not making it available," said Les States, a veteran company employee.