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McCain Foods USA subsidiary announces closure of Monroe, NC appetizer plant

McCain Foods USA subsidiary announces closure of Monroe, NC appetizer plant
July 1, 2018
Great American Snacks, Inc., a subsidiary of McCain Foods USA, Inc., announced today that it will close operations at its Monroe, North Carolina manufacturing plant due to the age of the building and challenging infrastructure.

Jeff DeLapp, President, North America, McCain Foods Limited:

“It is never an easy decision to close a plant, especially when it means job losses.”

“It is our priority to ensure that all of our employees are treated fairly and respectfully. We will be offering severance packages, as well as outplacement assistance to all those impacted.”

Great American Snacks, Inc.

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Great American Snacks, Inc. is a leader in custom appetizer solutions with over 50 years' experience providing a comprehensive line of appetizer products.

Great American Snacks specializes in producing proprietary products for national chains, distributors, retailers and other manufacturers, with the assurance of confidentiality. Production facilities are USDA/GFSI certified.

Great American Snacks is empowered by a creative research and development team, focused on providing solutions for retail and foodservice customers.
Products currently produced at the Monroe plant will be moved to other locations in the Great American Snacks supply network to ensure a consistent supply for the company's customers, as well as the opportunity to enhance the company's products and services.

The full closure of Monroe is expected to be complete by the end of September, 2018.
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McCain Foods Limited is an international leader in the frozen food industry and the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen potato specialities, employing approximately 18,000 people and operating 50 production facilities on six continents.
McCain Foods Limited entered the U.S. market more than 30 years ago and is a leading supplier of frozen potato products for the foodservice markets. McCain also supplies retail grocery chains with both McCain and private label potato products.