Nampa, Idaho - Great American Snacks, Inc., a subsidiary of McCain Foods USA, Inc., announced today that it will close operations at its Monroe, North Carolina manufacturing plant due to the age of the building and challenging infrastructure.
"It is never an easy decision to close a plant, especially when it means job losses," said Jeff DeLapp, President, North America, McCain Foods Limited. "It is our priority to ensure that all of our employees are treated fairly and respectfully. We will be offering severance packages, as well as outplacement assistance to all those impacted."
Products currently produced at the Monroe plant will be moved to other locations in the Great American Snacks supply network to ensure a consistent supply for the company's customers, as well as the opportunity to enhance the company's products and services.
The full closure of Monroe is expected to be complete by the end of September, 2018.
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About Great American Snacks, Inc.
Great American Snacks, Inc. is a leader in custom appetizer solutions with over 50 years' experience providing a comprehensive line of appetizer products. Great American Snacks specializes in producing proprietary products for national chains, distributors, retailers and other manufacturers, with the assurance of confidentiality. Production facilities are USDA/GFSI certified. Great American Snacks is empowered by a creative research and development team, focused on providing solutions for retail and foodservice customers.
About McCain Foods USA
McCain Foods USA is a leading supplier of frozen potato and snack food products for the foodservice markets, retail grocery chains and private label brands. Everything from appetizers to sweet potato fries can be found in restaurants and supermarket freezers across the country. McCain Foods USA Inc., headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, employs 4,500 people and operates production facilities in California, Idaho, Maine, Nebraska, Washington and Wisconsin.
Andrea Davis, Director - Public Affairs, McCain Foods Limited