Dean Foods likely to close longtime dairy plant

Dean Foods Co. will likely close a longtime dairy plant in Michigan after its contract with retailer Meijer Inc. to supply stores in the state winds down.
AP Wire
Aug 30, 2012

 

The Dallas-based company announced plans Monday to lay off 54 workers at the Liberty Dairy plant in Evart in October, on top of 43 workers this month. That will leave fewer than 60 employees at the plant.

Most of the facility is expected to be closed in February 2013.

The closing is expected to be a blow to the Osceola County community. The dairy pays property taxes and about $200,000 in water and sewer fees annually.

Grand Rapids-based Meijer announced in March its new "Purple Cow Creamery" would supply stores in Michigan.
 

Comments

angelshorty18

oh good, now theres more unemployed workers.. along with the 30ish that just got let go from where I work (me included) ... & the government wonders why so many people are homeless nowadays, but they dont care enough to help

Tri-cities realist

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your (and others) job. Having been in your situation, I understand the stress this brings to you. The way I dealt with it was to always think that a better job was in my future. And thankfully for me, that has been the case. I hope the same for you. The best advice I can give is to stay positive, don't look backward, always be looking forward to the opportunity of the future, and make the most of it. Good luck.

And I misread your post, I thought you were saying the company didn't care, rather you said the govt didn't care. You are correct, many in govt don't seem to care, which is why I believe in our free market system more than our govt, private enterprise produces goods and services (which creates jobs) while the govt cannot give to some without first taking from others. Never forget that fact.

Tri-cities realist

Hmm... I'm guessing that it is not because they don't care. Rather they are a business whose objective is ro make a profit...oops what a horrible shame it is that a company would actually try to make a profit.... Gasp.

tommark

A business man never think of the person in front only looks for his benefit and this is purely business.movers Houston

 

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