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Kraft Heinz To Close Seven U.S. And Canada Plants, Cut 2,600 Jobs

kraftHeinzLogo.55c0e149d5610Kraft Heinz will close seven plants in the U.S. and Canada over the next two years as part of a downsizing that will eliminate 2,600 jobs, or roughly 14 percent of its North American factory workforce, the newly-merged food company announced Wednesday, according to USA Today.

The company said it would close manufacturing facilities in Fullerton and San Leandro, Calif.; Federalsburg, Md.; St. Marys, Ontario, Canada; Campbell, N.Y.; Lehigh Valley, Penn.; and Madison, Wis. The closures will occur over the next 12 to 24 months.

The company said it also will close its existing lunch-meat processing plant in Davenport, Iowa, and move production to a new state-of-the-art plant to be built several miles away within two years. Part of the company’s cheese production will also be moved away from¬†Champaign, Ill.

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