General Mills has officially decided to close its Vineland manufacturing facility, putting about 370 employees out of work, it said Monday.The facility, which makes Progresso soup products, will close by the first quarter of fiscal 2018.
In July, the Minneapolis-based food company had said it was restructuring its global supply chain, and had made the “tentative decision” to close the facility. It did, however, leave open the possibility that the plant would be spared, “subject to negotiation with union officials.”
However, it said Monday the negotiations had been completed, and the company would begin the process of transferring Vineland production to other facilities.
General Mills said affected employees would receive severance and transition benefits, but did not provide further details.
General Mills has operated the plant since 2001.