ConAgra Foods yesterday informed employees at the Trenton plant, of plans to close the facility in 2018.
That’s according to corporate spokesman Dan Hare who said closing the plant will result in the elimination of approximately 395 positions between June of 2017 and the Summer of 2018.
The decision was made following a careful evaluation of ConAgra’s overall plant network. It was noted that closing the facility is necessary for the company to operate as efficiently as possible to remain competitive.
Hare, a corporate spokesman was quoted as saying “ConAgra is committed to providing employees with support throughout the process, including when they are leaving the company. Some of those details need to be finalized and discussed with employees.
ConAgra is looking at options for the property, and will continue to consider options as it proceeds through the transition, however, no decisions regarding the property have been made at this time.”
The production is to move to a ConAgra plant at Archbold, Ohio. The primary driver for the decision is the operational infrastructure of the Archbold plant. It is significantly more modern, and there is sufficient capacity at the plant to take on additional work, therefore, the transition will allow ConAgra to operate more efficiently.
Labor cost was not a factor in the decision.