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Wis. Food Plant Lays Off 50 Workers

Fri, 07/06/2012 - 9:53am

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A food company is laying off 50 workers at a plant in the town of Seymour, near Green Bay.

WLUK-TV reports Tuesday that Provimi Foods notified the workers Monday. Company president Brian Friesen tells the station the layoffs come as the company shuts down its slaughter and meat dressing operations at the plant.

Friesen says the increasing costs of livestock production have affected the availability of livestock for processing. He says the plant will continue other production operations and still employee about 35 people.

Minnesota-based Cargill bought Provimi last year.

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