US: Wayne Farms to shut poutry processing plant
Poultry processor Wayne Farms LLC will phase out its further processing
facility in College Park, Georgia. Nearly 600 jobs will be eiminated by the
first quarter of 2009.
Wayne Farms CEO and President Elton Maddox said that this move was made
based on changing market conditions as well as a variety of business
"Our long-term business strategy includes the most efficient allocation of
assets and resources," he said, adding that closing the plant and moving
production to other company facilities will ultimately maximise
The 600 employees affected by the plant closure will reportedly be offered
positions at other Wayne Farms facilities when possible.
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