Tyson Foods Inc. on Thursday announced plans to shut down operations at a prepared food plant in Jefferson, Wisconsin, and one prepared food plant in Chicago during FY2016.
The decision will affect approximately 880 people, including about 480 at Chicago and about 400 at Jefferson, according to a press release.
“We examined many options before we turned down this road,” Donnie King, president of North American operations for Tyson Foods, said in a press release. “This affects the lives of our team members and their families, making it a very difficult decision. But after long and careful consideration, we've determined we can better serve our customers by shifting production and equipment to more modern and efficient locations.”
The planned closures are due to a combination... [ MORE ]