- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

FEDERALSBURG, Md. (AP) - A Kraft Heinz manufacturing plant in Federalsburg is one of seven plants that the company says will close in North America over the next two years.

According to the Delaware State News (https://bit.ly/1WCGtAd ), Federalsburg Mayor Chuck Planner said Wednesday that he had received a letter from Kraft Heinz that the factory, which employs 89 people, will be closed over the next 12 to 24 months.

Planner says news of the factory’s closure came as a shock to both him and the employees.

The factory, which the mayor said makes croutons, is one of the largest employers in Federalsburg, southeast of Bridgeville and just across the Delaware-Maryland border.

The downsizing comes in the wake of the merger of Kraft and Heinz earlier this year. In August, Kraft Heinz cut 2,500 non-factory jobs.

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Information from: Delaware State News, https://www.newszap.com


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