Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announced Friday it will close three of its plants in Iowa, New York and New Mexico.
The closings, according to a news release, will enable the company to use more of the available production capacity at some of its other prepared foods plants.
Tyson Foods' Cherokee, Iowa, plant will close September 27, while the company's Buffalo, New York, and Santa Teresa, New Mexico, plants are expected to close during the first half of 2015.
The decision will affect approximately 950 people, including 450 at Cherokee, 300 at Buffalo and 200 at Santa Teresa.
"This is a very difficult decision since it affects the lives of our team members and their families," Donnie King, president of prepared foods, customer and consumer solutions for Tyson Foods,... [ MORE ]