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84 workers to lose jobs as North Carolina snack plant closes

July 4, 2018

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — A snack plant is closing in North Carolina, leaving 84 employees without a job.

Great American Snacks said in federal paperwork it will close its Monroe plant in September because it building and equipment are old.

The Charlotte Observer reports that the plant filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice earlier this week.

Great American Snacks parent company McCain Foods bought a plant in Nampa, Idaho, in 2016. The plants make specialty appetizers liked breaded vegetable and cheese snacks.

The company says it will offer North Carolina workers a severance package and assistance in finding new jobs.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com

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