Cargill Lays Off 100+ Workers at Meat Plant

Layoffs cut staff nearly in half.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

February 7, 2024

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Cargill layoffs
The meat business also just announced investment of two other processing plants.Image courtesy of ablokhin / iStock via Getty Images

Global meat processing company Cargill has announced it will lay off 111 facility workers at its Nashville, TN, plant.

The changes will only affect crumbles production at the Cargill Meats Solutions facility in Davidson County, according to a Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification Act (WARN) document filed Jan. 24, 2024, with the The company notified the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Dislocated Worker Unit on Jan. 24, 2024.

The WARN notice also stated permanent layoffs will take place March 15, 2024. Approximately 270 people worked at the Nashville site before Cargill’s announcement.

Cargill has owned the Nashville facility since 2016 with its acquisition of Five Star Custom Foods Ltd.

Just today, the meat giant announced it is investing in two meat processing facilities from its long-time partner Ahold Delhaize USA. The company is expanding its production and distribution of supermarket case-ready beef and pork to retailers in the Northeast part of the country.

Cargill has purchased case-ready meat plants in North Kingstown, RI and Camp Hill, PA from Infinity Meat Solutions, subsidiaries of Ahold Delhaize USA. Cargill team members already staff both facilities, due to its long-time partnership with the companies to produce packaged ground beef and pork, muscle cuts, and value-added products for the retailer’s US grocery store brands.

Wichita KS-based Cargill will continue to service Ahold Delhaize USA brands in the Northeast, while expanding its case-ready production and distribution capabilities from the two plants to additional retailers.

To date, Cargill operates more than 30 protein processing locations across the US and Canada.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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