March 25, 2019

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Post to Close Massachusetts Cereal Plant this Summer
A Post Holdings plant in Massachusetts that produces Barbaras brand cereal is slated for closure this summer. Image courtesy of Flickr user jeepersmedia

Food company Post Holdings is moving forward on its plans to close a production facility for Weetabix cereal in Clinton, MA, according to a document filed with the commonwealth’s MassHire Department of Career Services on March 20. 

A Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act (WARN) notice submitted to Massachusetts officials said Post will shutter the Clinton facility between June 1 and July 7 this year, impacting 181 workers there. 

St. Louis, MO-based Post first announced its intention to close the plant in February 2018, Powder & Bulk Solids reported. “The planned closure of the facility reflects Post’s continuous improvement initiative to optimize its cereal production network and manage costs in the ready-to-eat cereal category,” said a 2018 press release issued by the holding company. 

Company financial documents released last November said the facility was slated for closure in October 2019 and indicated that a sale of the property will occur, according to coverage of the closure by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette

The Clinton facility, which also produces Barbaras brand cereal products, was acquired by the food company in its July 2017 purchase of Weetabix. 

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