FARMINGTON — Kitchen Cooked potato chips have lengthy been connected with the Midwest.
At one issue there was a thriving plant in Bushnell, but just after much more than 40 a long time in the metropolis it was announced in December, 2019 it would be closing.
This followed a merger with Utz Brands, Inc., situated in Pennsylvania.
The Farmington producing plant remained, but Utz declared earlier this 7 days the well known snack meals would no lengthier be produced in Farmington.
“As we continue on to assistance our all round growth across our network, as effectively as the ongoing growth in the central Illinois current market, we have informed our associates that we (Utz Models, Inc.) will repurpose our Farmington producing facility to be made use of only as a whole-scale Revenue Distribution heart,” the company observed in a release.
They reported as part of this alter, their current Farmington staff will be provided positions in the Profits Distribution Centre or other other Utz production amenities.
For individuals who are not interested in continuing to get the job done for Utz, the business stated all those personnel will be offered severance and other transitional benefits, though they didn’t specify what that would contain.
“Notably, we want to be certain the entire neighborhood, as well as our customers, that the Kitchen area Cooked® model of snack food stuff goods will stay on and will carry on to be created at other Utz producing facilities,” they included.
Kitchen area Cooked was established in 1973.
There was after shut to 50 staff at the Farmington spot with an annual revenue of around $3.5 million.
This article initially appeared on Canton Everyday Ledger: Farmington’s Kitchen area Cooked plant to turn out to be revenue distribution center