Updated 04/15/2011 02:03 PM
Birds Eye plant in Fulton closing
Some tough news in the City of Fulton as more job cuts are headed to the area. The Birds Eye manufacturing plant will officially shut down at the end of the year, moving operations to the Midwest. As our Brad Vivacqua found out, it comes as a complete surprise to employees and city officials.
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FULTON, N.Y. -- The City of Fulton is set to lose another manufacturing plant. The union representing the workers at the Birds Eye plant tells us the company informed
Employees stand outside of the Fulton War Memorial where they were told of plans to close the plant in December.
the workforce of about 300 workers today. They are shutting down operations for good at the plant in December.
The plant is also being temporarily shut down starting Friday through Sunday. Production at the frozen food plant will start back up again on Monday.
Pinnacle, the company that owns the plant, said they will begin phasing out employees in August. They have decided to move operations from Fulton to Wisconsin saying it would be more cost efficient to do business there.
This is another in a long line of blows to the workforce in the City of Fulton.