Heinz Factory in PA Getting Closed Down After 40 Years

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In Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, Kraft Heinz will shut down its factory after forty years of operation. The factory at 7352 Industrial Blvd. in Upper Macungie will close down by Nov. 18, according to Kraft Heinz Co. spokesman Michael Mullen.

“We remain committed to making this transition as seamless as possible, and thank our employees for their hard work and commitment to the facility,” Mullen said in regards to notifying workers of the impending closure. The factory and six others in the United States and Canada will shutdown over the next 12 to 24 months. Around 2,600 jobs will be cut.

The factory was most recently famous for distributing Grey Poupon mustard, and A.1. Steak Sauce. They also produced on-demand coffee products for Tassimo, which will be relocating to Canada to be closer to its primary customer base. Grey Poupon manufacturing will be moved to an existing plant in Michigan, while A.1. Steak Sauce’s location shift is unknown at the time.

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