General Mills to close New Jersey, Ohio plants
As part of a global restructuring of its supply chain, General Mills announced it will close its manufacturing facility in Vineland, New Jersey and reached an agreement to sell its Martel, Ohio plant.
Production at the New Jersey facility, operated by General Mills since 2001, will be transferred to other company facilities in the U.S. to eliminate excess soup capacity in the company’s North American supply chain, according to General Mills. The decision is subject to negotiations with union officials. If the facility should close, it would impact approximately 370 employees. General Mills expects to complete the closure by the first quarter of 2018.
The company will sell an Ohio plant to the Mennel Milling Company pending negotiations with union officials. Sale of the facility is expected to close by the second quarter of fiscal 2017. At that time Mennel would act as a supplier to General Mills. A closure would impact approximately 180 employees. The Martel plant manufactures dry baking mix products and has been operated by General Mills since 2001.