Saputo Will Close Dresser Cheese Plant

Less than six months after buying Dresser-based F&A Dairy, Montreal-based Saputo Cheese announced plans to close the facility at the end of May. 

“As part of our strategic objectives to expand our market position in the U.S. and improve the overall performance of our U.S. manufacturing assets,” the company wrote in a letter to Dresser’s village president, “… Saputo has reached the difficult decision to completely and permanently close the Dresser plant.”

Saputo plans to lay off the majority of employees within two weeks of May 31, keeping a small group “to help wind down operations.” All hourly employees subject to the layoff will receive offers to transfer to Saputo’s manufacturing plant in Almena, about 35 miles away.

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