GAF Corporation shut down its Erie plant on Friday putting 150 people out of work. Earlier this year, the company announced it would consolidate operations and move to another plant. Despite the closing and the loss of jobs, residents who overlook the Bayfront property are happy the company is done producing asphalt shingles. They say the plant was a constant eyesore and the smell was sickening. Meanwhile, those losing their jobs will begin receiving their severance checks immediately. City officials say theres a lot of interest in the prime real estate that GAF is leaving behind. The company has been a part of Eries landscape for the past 120 years.