Pfeiffer Foods Closing Upstate N.Y. Plant

WILSON, N.Y. (AP) -- Pfeiffer Foods says it will close its western New York salad dressing plant this fall, putting more than 150 people out of work.

Officials at Pfeiffer, a division of Columbus, Ohio-based T. Marzetti Co., confirmed Thursday that the company's plant in Wilson will close in November.

The company says the plant's operations will be consolidated into other facilities.

Pfeiffer is the largest private employer in Wilson, located on Lake Ontario in Niagara County, 30 miles north of Buffalo.

The company expects to end production at the plant by Nov. 20.

Former Buffalo restaurant owner Samuel Pfeiffer opened the plant in the 1950s to produce salad dressings he had developed. Lancaster Colony Corp., T. Marzetti's parent company, acquired Pfeiffer Foods in 1983.

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