March 29, 2019

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TreeHouse Foods to Shutter Plant in Michigan this June
The TreeHouse Foods cereal production plant in Battle Creek, MI. Image courtesy of Google Maps

Oak Brook, IL-based private label food and beverage manufacturer TreeHouse Foods will close at its Battle Creek, MI production facility on June 30, the company said in a document filed Thursday with the Talent and Economic Development Department of Michigan.

On that date, 75 workers at the site will be laid off, a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) said. Among those impacted include 16 mill operators and 15 machine technicians represented by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers, Local 666G, the plant’s operations manager, production manager, and the human resources manager. 

TreeHouse’s Battle Creek facility produces ready-to-eat cereal. The company first revealed its plan to close the facility in January 2018, Powder & Bulk Solids reported, after deciding that continuing to operate the plant “would not be economically viable.”

Operations from the plant in Michigan will be transferred to a facility in Lancaster, OH, according to coverage by the Battle Creek Inquirer

The closure of the plant is part of the company’s TreeHouse 2020 restructuring program rolled out in August 2017. Food company Conagra occupied the facility prior to TreeHouse. 

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