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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.

Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. has filed notice with the Tennessee Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development that it will execute a partial permanent layoff of 111 workers on March 15, 2024, according to the notice posted online.

The layoffs will affect the Nashville, Tenn., facility’s crumbles production only, the notice states. The employees at the facility are not represented by a union agreement, and workforce development and human resources agencies in the region have been notified.

Cargill took ownership of the Nashville facility in 2016 with the acquisition of Five Star Custom Foods Ltd., in a move that bolstered Cargill’s cooked protein capabilities.

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Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.