General Mills to Close NJ Plant, Cutting 370 Jobs

September 12, 2016

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General Mills to Close NJ Plant, Cutting 370 Jobs
General Mills will close its Vineland, NJ Progresso plant by 2018. Image courtesy of General Mills

General Mills finalized agreements with union officials relating to the closure of its Vineland, NJ Progresso soup factory as the company prepares to move the plant’s operations to a new facility in Missouri, several news organizations reported Monday.

The company agreed to pay give the 370 workers impacted by the plant’s closure a severance package and benefits to aid in the transition, Twin Cities Business reported. The plant is the original factory that produced Progresso soup products.

A previous Twin Cities Business article noted that regulatory filings associated with the Vineland plant closure indicate that the total costs of the severances and other separation benefits will total about $18 million.

General Mills officials expect the plant to close within the first quarter of 2018. The soup making operations are set to be relocated at a new General Mills facility in Hannibal, MO. 

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