General Mills to close 2 plants

General Mills to close 2 plants

Closure of manufacturing facilities in Indiana and Ontario will eliminate about 500 jobs.

General Mills announced a preliminary decision to close its manufacturing facility in New Albany, Ind. The decision is subject to negotiation with union officials. If the decision becomes final, the company expects the facility would close mid-calendar year 2016. A closure would impact approximately 400 employees. The New Albany plant manufactures refrigerated baked goods, and has been operated by General Mills since 1959.

General Mills also announced plans to close its manufacturing facility in Midland, Ontario, Canada. The company expects the transition to be completed by mid-calendar year 2016. The decision will impact approximately 100 employees. General Mills said it will provide severance to all affected employees. The Midland facility manufactures primarily refrigerated baked goods, and has been operated by General Mills since 1952.

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