General Mills announced plans to close one of its two facilities in Joplin, MO, according to a company release. It will close its snack product manufacturing facility on Junge Boulevard by end of calendar 2015. The company said its facility on Stephens Boulevard will remain open and will continue operating. The decision impacts approximately 120 positions at the Junge Boulevard facility.
General Mills also announced a preliminary decision to close its manufacturing facility in West Chicago, IL. The decision is subject to negotiation with union officials, according to the release. If the decision becomes final, the company expects the facility would close mid-calendar year 2017. A closure would impact approximately 500 employees.
The West Chicago plant manufactures cereal, meals and snack products and has been operated by General Mills since 1959.