The Kellogg Company announced on Tuesday it will be closing its Charlotte plant by the end of 2014. Kellogg's spokesman Kris Charles said the closing will result in the loss of about 195 jobs.
"The closure of our Charlotte plant is the result of a decline in our cookie sales that has left us with significant excess capacity in our Snacks manufacturing network," Charles said.
Bryant says the company is ensuring the manufacturing network is operating the right number of plants and production lines, to better meet current and future production needs and the evolving needs of the customers.“We are very mindful of the impact these changes will have – particularly to our employees," Bryant said. "As our employees and others would expect from Kellogg, we will help those who are impacted through their transitions.”
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