Snack Plant Closes in NC

The company is shutting down the plant because the building and equipment are too old; 84 people are out of work.

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MONROE, N.C. (AP) — A snack plant is closing in North Carolina, leaving 84 employees without a job.

Great American Snacks said in federal paperwork it will close its Monroe plant in September because it building and equipment are old.

The Charlotte Observer reports that the plant filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice earlier this week.

Great American Snacks parent company McCain Foods bought a plant in Nampa, Idaho, in 2016. The plants make specialty appetizers liked breaded vegetable and cheese snacks.

The company says it will offer North Carolina workers a severance package and assistance in finding new jobs.