plans to close seven manufacturing plants in North America and eliminate 2,600 jobs, according to the company.
The news follows the announcement in August that it would be laying off 2,500 employees in the United States and Canada, including eliminating 700 positions at the company’s co-headquarters in Northfield, Ill.
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Both moves will take up to two years to complete, said Mr. “Our decision to consolidate manufacturing across the Kraft Heinz North American network is a critical step in our plan to eliminate excess capacity and reduce operational redundancies for the new combined company,” Mr. “This will make Kraft Heinz more globally competitive and accelerate the company’s future growth. “We have reached this difficult but necessary decision after thoroughly exploring extensive alternatives and options. This action will reduce the size of our North American factory-based employee population by a net number of approximately 2,600 positions.” An additional move will involve Kraft Heinz moving its Oscar Mayer and U. We are committed to remaining in yarn and fabric production to support our North American manufacturing operations for our customers and associates,” says Hill.The Aldora Mills facility opened in 1888 as a cotton mill.