Kellogg to Close Memphis Plant, Idle 172 Workers

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Kellogg's Factory on Airways Boulevard in Memphis, Tennessee. CREDIT WIKIPEDIA

Reprinted from The San Francisco Chronicle by the Associated Press on May 31, 2017.

Kellogg Company says it plans to shut down a distribution plant in Memphis and lay off 172 workers.

The company said Tuesday in a letter to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development that the Memphis plant will close by the end of July.

The Battle Creek, Michigan-based company has said it would close 39 distribution facilities across the country, affecting more than 1,000 workers. The company says it is changing how it ships products.

Originally a cereal maker, Kellogg’s also makes Eggo frozen waffles, Pop-Tarts and Pringles.

SF Chronicle 5/31

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