General mills announced last week that it will close manufacturing facilities in Chicago and Joplin, MO.

The Minnesota-based multinational food manufacturer said it made a preliminary decision to close a cereal, meal and snack products facility in West Chicago. A plant closure, which would close mid-calendar year 2017, would impact approximately 500 employees.

The company also said it will close a snack product manufacturing facility in Missouri by the end of this year. General Mills operates two facilities in Joplin, MO. The plant on Junge Boulevard will close while the Stephens Boulevard facility will continue operations.

 The decision to close the facility impacts approximately 120 employees.