Cereal Manufacturer Moves Operations To Illinois

International food manufacturer, Kerry Ingredients, is moving operations from its Fremont, Neb. plant to a new site in Gridley, Ill.

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — An international food manufacturer announced that it's moving operations at its Fremont plant to a new site in Illinois.

Jim Egan, a spokesman for Kerry Ingredients, said the plant will begin laying off its roughly 70 employees next month. Operations there will cease in the fall and be transferred to a new facility in Gridley, Ill.

Egan said workers were told of the closure two weeks ago.

The plant produces products, such as granola clusters, crisps and flakes, that go into finished cereals and snackbars, Egan said.

Kerry Ingredients is owned by the Kerry Group. The Tralee, Ireland-based company supplies food ingredients and flavorings to customers in more than 140 countries.
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