Kellogg Co., Battle Creek, Mich., announced changes to its global manufacturing network as part of Project K, the company’s global, 4-year efficiency and effectiveness program. This includes the closure of a frozen foods plant in Clearfield, Utah.
The Clearfield plant first opened in 1998, and produces a variety of frozen vegetarian products. The facility is scheduled to close by the end of November, and will affect 200 employees.
“We have evaluated our MorningStar Farms and Gardenburger Frozen Foods network to ensure that we are continuing to meet retailer and consumer demands,” says Alistair Hirst, senior vice president, global supply chain. “As a result, we are making changes to the network that will leave us with more capacity then we need. We carefully considered all of our options before making this difficult decision, and it is in no way a reflection on our Clearfield employees. We greatly value their contributions, and we are committed to helping them through their transitions.”