Meat & Poultry Briefs: Cargill, Kayem in the news
October 1, 2008
Meat & Poultry Briefs: In keeping with earlier announcements, Cargill Value Added Meats, Wichita, Kan., is scaling back at two Willow Brook Foods operations in Springfield, Mo., that Cargill acquired in March. Cargill just announced plans to lay off as 175 production workers at one of Willow Brook's Springfield turkey operations. After purchasing the business this spring, Cargill said it would close both Springfield sites. To date -- including the recent lay-offs -- about 500 of the predicted 780 employee positions have been eliminated. . . Hot dog, deli meats and sausage processor Kayem Foods Inc., Chelsea, Mass., said it appointed Ralph Smith as president and CEO. He succeed Ray Monkiewicz, who was named chairman.