Frito-Lay to stop manufacturing at Dallas Baked Snacks (DBS) plant
    An Oak Cliff plant for Frito-Lay will cease manufacturing operations by August and be operated as a warehouse. In addition an Oak Cliff warehouse will close.

    It was not immediately clear how many workers will lose their jobs at the plant, which has been used by the Plano-based snack maker since 1984.

    The company said the moves would affect “approximately 0.3 percent of our U.S. workforce.” It did not give the size of the U.S. workforce.

    The changes were announced to workers Thursday.

    The plant is one of only three Frito-Lay manufacturing facilities in North Texas. The remaining plants are in Arlington and Irving.

    The company, in a statement, said it was making the moves to “eliminate redundancy and increase operating efficiencies.”

    The manufacturing plant, called Dallas Baked Snacks - also referred to as DBS plant -, is at 3548 Duncanville Road in Dallas.

    The Dallas Metro Warehouse, at 3631 W. Davis in Dallas, opened in 2006.

    Most recently the Dallas plant has been making Baked Doritos, Rold Gold Pretzels, Chester’s Flamin’ Hot Fries, Cheetos Mix-Ups and Cheetos Puffs.

    “Production of these snacks will transfer to other manufacturing sites across the U.S.,” the company said.

    Production at the Dallas plant will continue until early August. After that it will operate as a warehouse and traffic center.

    The Dallas Metro Warehouse serves as an overflow facility for the warehouses at the company’s other local manufacturing facilities.

    “We recognize the changes are painful for individuals and for our organization, and we are committed to handling affected individuals with care and sensitivity,” the statement said. “Ultimately these steps position us for continued healthy, sustainable growth. We believe the actions we’re taking are necessary for the long-term health of our business.”