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Riverbend Foods to Shutter Pennsylvania Plant

June 12, 2019
The Riverbend Foods plant in Pittsburgh, PA. Image courtesy of Google Maps
The Riverbend Foods plant in Pittsburgh, PA. Image courtesy of Google Maps

Private label and co-packing food manufacturer Riverbend Foods plans to lay off about 400 workers when it closes its production plant in Pittsburgh, PA this summer, several local news organizations reported. 

A letter written by Riverbend Foods that was hand delivered to employees on Monday said the plant will halt production within the next 60 days, reports said. The closure is slated to occur on July 31. Workers will be permanently separated. 

The Pittsburgh facility produces soups, baby food, and other food products sold by major retailers like Kroger. Riverbend Foods is owned by private equity firm Insight Equity, according to coverageby the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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