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Smithfield Foods to close a plant in Iowa

By Elizabeth Bobenhausen Poultry Times staff ebobenhausen@poultrytimes.com

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Smithfield Foods announced July 1 that it will be closing its doors to a ham boning plant in Altoona, Iowa. The company plans to merge production between other plants in Monmouth, Ill., Sioux Falls, S.D., and Crete, Neb., to maximize the effectiveness of the manufacturing program.

The 314 Smithfield employees at this Iowa location will receive help from the company as the plant closes. Executives will meet with the employees individually to provide them with a transition plan, severance and financial incentives to encourage the employees to work elsewhere within the company, Smithfield noted.

“We. . .

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