McCain Foods to Close Fort Atkinson Plant
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 04/24/2015
The Canadian-based McCain Foods has announced it will shut down operations at its processing plant in Fort Atkinson later this year.
Sources say the facility will close in two phases, with the first round of layoffs taking place in June.
About 130 people currently work at the plant. The company will move all of its production to another facility in Rice Lake by the end of the year.
Meanwhile, Rep. Andy Jorgensen of Milton said in a statement that the state will work with displaced employees to secure unemployment benefits and explore educational opportunities and job search tools.