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Heinz To Close Plants In U.S. And Canada

Published on Nov 18 2013 2:08 PM in A-Brands

Heinz To Close Plants In U.S. And Canada

Heinz has announced that it will close two of its plants in the United States and one in Canada. This will result in 200 jobs losses in Florence, S.C., 410 jobs in Pocatello, Idaho and 740 employees in Leamington, Ontario, in Canada. These facilities will close in the next six to eight months.

The ketchup-maker said it will invest in remaining facilities and add 470 positions at five factories in Ohio, Iowa, California and Canada.After the changes are complete, the company will employ approximately 6,800 hourly and salaried workers at sites across North America. This follows its decision in August to cut 600 jobs in North America.

Heinz, famed for its baked beans, has been making job cuts since Berkshire and 3G took over in June and installed new managers.

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Fast-food chain McDonald's announced last month that it was ending its 40-year relationship with Heinz after they had promoted former Burger King CEO Bernardo Hees as their president.

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