August 4, 2016

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Kellogg’s Snacks to Shut Down Indiana Plant, Cut 150 Jobs
A Kellogg's snack plant in Indiana that produces Cheez-It and Keebler brand products will close in 2017. Image by Flickr user Mike Mozart

A Kellogg’s snack plant in Seelyville, IN will close in 2017, multiple news organizations reported Tuesday. The company said the move was made as a cut back on its domestic cracker manufacturing capacity.

About 150 jobs will be cut as a result of the plant’s closure, which is scheduled to start in February and reach completion in September.

“Kellogg has a compelling business need to better align our manufacturing assets with marketplace trends and customer requirements. To that end, we continue to evaluate our global manufacturing network to ensure that we have the right manufacturing capacity – in the right locations – to better meet our current and future production needs, and the evolving needs of our customers. As part of that process, we assessed our US cracker manufacturing network and determined that we have more capacity than is required to meet demand,” wrote Kellogg spokeswoman Kris Charles in a statement to the Terre Haute [IN] Tribune-Star.

The snack plant makes Cheez-It and Keebler brand products. Kellogg bought the facility in 2008 as part of a $42 million acquisition of IndyBake Products LLC, according to a Food Business News report.

 “This is clearly a loss for the Terre Haute community,” Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce President David Haynes said in an e-mailed statement to the Tribune-Star. “Kellogg’s has been a trusted partner of the Chamber and within the Wabash Valley for many years.”

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