TreeHouse Plans About 190 Layoffs in Wake of ConAgra Deal

Private label foods company TreeHouse Foods on Thursday announced plans to curb excess manufacturing capacity by closing a plant in British Columbia and downsizing another in Michigan.

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Private label foods company TreeHouse Foods on Thursday announced plans to curb excess manufacturing capacity by closing a plant in British Columbia and downsizing another in Michigan.

The company also reported lower-than-expected financial results for the third quarter of the year and cut its projections for the full year due to the struggling private label operations purchased from ConAgra.

Both the Delta, B.C., and Battle Creek, Mich., plants were part of the ConAgra operations acquired by TreeHouse in February.

The company plans to close one of its two plants in Delta in early 2018. The decision will affect about 90 workers that produce frozen griddle products primarily for the North American grocery market.

The partial closure of the Battle Creek facility, meanwhile, will impact about 100 of its 160 employees beginning in January. The Michigan plant produces ready-to-eat cereal for the grocery market.

Shares of the company slid by more than 20 percent in the wake of the earnings report, according to Reuters.

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