Hillshire to close Alabama facility
by Meat&Poultry Staff
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FLORENCE, Ala. – Hillshire Brands Co. plans to close a production facility in Florence, Ala. by Dec. 30. The closure affects about 1,100 employees.
In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the company said it expects to incur costs of approximately $34.4 million.
"After a comprehensive business evaluation, management determined that the facility will not allow the company to meet its efficiency or long-term profitability expectations," the company noted in the SEC filing
. "Production from the facility will be sourced from other locations within the company’s operations network."
The Florence facility houses Hillshire's breakfast sandwich and breakfast sausage cooking operations.