It won't be a very joyous holiday season for nearly fifty people employed by a Longview tank car company. They were informed Tuesday that it's closing down in January. The Union Tank Car Company on has been in operation in Longview since 1974. Right now, 48 people work there repairing railway tank-cars. The company's Chicago corporate office says it's closing the plant because of an economic slowdown. The facility will still be used though, even after closing. It will continue to store railway cars.