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Cargill to Open Digital Tech Hub in Atlanta, Hire 400 Highly Skilled Tech Workers

June 18, 2024
New digital and data division will anchor the new office and drive innovation in Cargill’s supply chain and sustainability efforts.
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Business Strategies

Strauss Brands to Shut Franklin, Wisconsin, Plant Down, Shift Processing to Ruprecht

June 5, 2024
Production of grass-fed beef products will shift to Mundelein, Ill.-based division of Kilcoy Global Foods; partnership with Texas-based Eddy Foods will continue.
Business Strategies

Fairfield Gourmet Food Corp. to Close Longwood, Florida, Desserts Facility

June 3, 2024
A total of 137 employees will be laid off in conjunction with the closure of the 26,000-sq.-ft. plant.
Andy Hanacek
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Frozen Foods

Ruiz Foods to Close Tulare, California, Processing Plant

May 31, 2024
Originally opened in 2004 to provide short-term capacity as an extension of the Dinuba, Calif., plant, Tulare will shut down operations later this year.
Bakery & Baked Goods

Hearthside Food Solutions to Shutter Nashville, Tennessee, Facility

May 28, 2024
Snack bar processing plant was acquired in 2017; nearly 230 employees will be laid off as a result of the closure.
Animal Proteins

Maple Leaf Foods to Shut Down Plant in Brantford, Ontario

May 23, 2024
Century-old facility would require significant, ongoing investment in order to continue operations over the long term, so the company will move on.
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Bakery & Baked Goods

Bimbo Bakeries USA to Shut Down Bellevue, Nebraska, Bakery

May 15, 2024
Facility will close in July, resulting in approximately 165 workers losing their jobs.
Towne Post Network
Dairy, Cheese, Eggs

Oberweis Dairy to Close Processing Plant After Filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

April 17, 2024
North Aurora dairy plant will close this summer, resulting in the layoff of 127 workers; fate of ice cream stores uncertain.

Cargill Meat Solutions Nashville, Tennessee, Plant to Lay Off 111 Workers

Jan. 29, 2024
Company filed notice with state labor and workforce department that it would lay off some crumbles production workers on March 15, 2024.
Animal Proteins

Canadian Meat Processor Olymel to Lay Off 100 at Red Deer, Alberta, Facility

Jan. 17, 2024
Pork and poultry processor offering early retirement to attempt to minimize the number of layoffs needed to respond to tough headwinds in the hog market.
Business Strategies

Trident Seafoods to Sell Four Alaska Processing Plants in Restructuring Plan

Dec. 13, 2023
Facilities in Kodiak, Ketchikan, Petersburg and False Pass, Alaska, will be divested by Trident Seafoods to streamline its Alaska operations.
Economic Development

WK Kellogg Co Receives Incentives to Retain Battle Creek, Mich., Cereal Plant Jobs

Dec. 13, 2023
Company reverses plan to shift some production to Canadian plant, costing some 170 employees their jobs, and could expand plant in the future.