Buffalo meat, poultry firm to close

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BUFFALO, NY – Will Poultry Co. filed a notice with the New York State Department of Labor that the company will close its doors in December.

The shutdown date is Dec. 28, and 113 workers will be affected, according to the company's Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notice. The reason for the closure was "sale of business", but no additional details were given (Please see the company's response in the comments section).

Will Poultry Co. was founded in 1929 as a poultry processor and distributor, according to the company's website. Today, it is the largest locally owned meat and poultry, seafood, kosher and institutional food distributor in Western New York.

The company's facilities include a 120,000-sq.-ft. warehouse with storing capacity for 15 million lbs. of dry, fresh and frozen food products. Will Poultry serves 21 counties in Western New York, northwest Pennsylvania and northeast Ohio.
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READER COMMENTS (2)

By Joanne will 10/1/2013 1:07:09 PM
Will poultry company has been purchased by a group of buffalo businessmen who intend to keep the company going under the Will Poultry name. a courtesy notice was given to the employees to let them know their employment with the current owner is extended to December 2013, after that the new company will retain employees and run the company with new management. The new owners are all Buffalo based businessmen and have full intentions of keeping the profitable distribution company as part of the Buaffalo landscape for many years to come.

By Joanne will 10/1/2013 1:06:58 PM
Will poultry company has been purchased by a group of buffalo businessmen who intend to keep the company going under the Will Poultry name. a courtesy notice was given to the employees to let them know their employment with the current owner is extended to December 2013, after that the new company will retain employees and run the company with new management. The new owners are all Buffalo based businessmen and have full intentions of keeping the profitable distribution company as part of the Buaffalo landscape for many years to come.