NEW YORK (AP) — Solo Cup Co., which makes single-serving food and beverage containers, will close three factories, eliminating 1,240 jobs, because of growing capacity at its 10 other North American plants.
The company said Tuesday that it plans to shutter factories in North Andover, Mass., and Springfield, Mo., in mid- to late 2011, and a plant in Owings Mills, Md., in mid-2012.
The closings will cut about 540 full-time manufacturing positions in Owings Mills, 360 in North Andover and 340 in Springfield.
President and CEO Robert Korzenski says "these decisions are never easy" because company officials know they affect the lives of employees and their families. He says it was important "to give them as much advance notice as possible."