Conagra to Close Birds Eye Plant

Hundreds of employees will be laid off.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

April 10, 2024

1 Min Read
The company had made plans in 2019 to expand production over 5 years at the plant.Iuliia Alekseeva / iStock / Getty Images Plus via Getty Images

Conagra Brands' Birds Eye food processing facility will soon be closing, leaving hundreds without work.

A WARN letter by Conagra dated April 8, 2024, revealed the plant in Beaver Dam, WI, is closing in order to improve efficiencies and effectiveness within its supply chain network.

All 252 employees will be affected, and layoffs will happen beginning June 10, 2024, through Jan. 3, 2025. All production operations will cease on June 10, save for warehousing, which will stay open through January 3.

The Birds Eye plant produces frozen vegetables. In 2019, the company was planning an expansion to create 140 jobs over the next five years.

Headquartered in Chicago, Conagra operates 42 facilities and employs around 18,000 people, according to its website.

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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