US Foods to close Fairmont plant

FAIRMONT, Minn. (AP) — US Foods says it plans to close its plant in southern Minnesota and transfer work to other facilities.

The company did not say how many jobs will be impacted by the closure or the targeted date for shutting down the plant in Fairmont. Company spokeswoman Lisa Lecas issued a statement saying the work at the Fairmont distribution center will be sent to plants in Plymouth, Omaha, Neb., and Iowa City, Iowa.

US Foods says severance benefits will be available for employees who don’t find other jobs in the company. US Foods has owned the plant since 2012.

City administrator Mike Humpal tells the Fairmont Sentinel (http://bit.ly/IfUGUg ) the plant closing hurts because the jobs have been in Fairmont for a long time. The plant dates back to the 1940s.

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Information from: Sentinel, http://www.fairmontsentinel.com

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