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Clive pork plant to close

by 5m Editor
23 May 2007, at 9:04am

US - Iowa Quality Meats will close its Clive plant, cutting 95 employees, its parent company announced Tuesday.

Joseph Sebring, president of John Morrell, parent company of Iowa Quality Meats, said the pork plant has been running substantially below capacity and losing money for several years.

“After a thorough analysis, the economics of operating the current production dictate that we close the facility,” Sebring said in a press release.

The company is considering alternate uses for the plant at 2075 NW 92nd Court, but it has made no decision, Sebring said.

Sebring said the company will work with local businesses to sponsor a job fair and coordinate with the local unemployment office to assist employees with claims or job applications.

The company also will follow the Worker Adjustment and Retaining Notification Act, the press release said.

Iowa Quality Meats was established in 1980 in Ames by Logan Clemow and Bud Nichol.

Source: DesMoinesRegister.com

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