USA: General Mills to close UK and New Zealand plants
US-based food producer General Mills has announced plans to close two more plants as it looks to streamline its manufacturing operations globally, according to reports in Manufacturing.net and the Star Tribune.
The company has earmarked two more facilities – one in the UK and one in New Zealand – for closure as part of its restructuring plans. The first is a plant in East Temaki, New Zealand that produces pasta, sauces and soup products and employs 20 staff. The second is a refrigerated dough and baking mix plant in the border town of Berwick in the north-east of England (UK), which employs 265 people.
The first facility is due to be closed by the end of this year, while the UK factory is expected to remain open for a further year to allow time for all its activities to be wound down.
Source: Manufacturing.net / Star Tribune