Land O'Frost to close Nebraska plant
Feb. 27, 2015
by Erica Shaffer
MUNSTER, Ind. – Land O'Frost announced plans to close the Wimmer's Meats facility in West Point, Neb., and consolidate certain production lines. The company decided to close the facility after a review of Land O'Frost operations and manufacturing capacity. Operations will continue into the second quarter.
Land O'Frost will begin to explore options for the West Point site after all production has been shifted to other manufacturing facilities and affected employees have received job search assistance, the company said. Approximately 125 workers will be affected by the plant closure.
“As a family-owned company, this decision was especially difficult, because we understand the impact it will have on our employees and their families,” said David VanEekeren, president and CEO of Land O’ Frost. “We are profoundly grateful for all of the contributions they have made to Land O’Frost, and we’re deeply committed to doing right by them during this transition.”
The Wimmer’s facility produced sausages, hot dogs, lunch meats, and chicken wings.