Kraft Heinz Co. To Close Seven Manufacturing Plants

Nov. 5, 2015

Kraft Heinz Co. will be closing seven of its manufacturing plants and eliminating 6 percent of its workforce, The Wall Street Journal reports. As part of a plan to “reduce overlap and excess capacity” the newly merged company is eliminating 2,500 jobs. Previously, the Kraft Heinz Co. announced the completion of its merger in July and in August it laid off 700 employees at its corporate headquarters in Northfield, IL. This latest round of cuts continues the Kraft Heinz Co. plan to be more globally competitive and modernize plant equipment.

The company intends to close production plants in California, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, according to The Wall Street Journal. Production in those facilities will move to other factories. 


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