90 Miles From Tyranny : Quick Hits Of Wisdom, Knowledge And Snark #492

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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Quick Hits Of Wisdom, Knowledge And Snark #492

One of the nation’s largest vertically integrated chicken producers will be shutting down one of its plants in Campbell County, Tennessee.

George’s Inc. announced it would be closing its Caryville food processing plant, WVLT-TV reported.

The move would jeopardize the livelihoods of around 200 of the company’s employees during a time of record-high inflation and soaring gas prices, according to the news station.

Campbell County Mayor E.L Morton told WLVT-TV that he was working to ensure the plant would remain open, so the closure would not hurt employees’ livelihoods.

“I have contacted the Tennessee Economic and Community Development staff to request assistance in keeping the plant open or facilitating a sale to another operator,” Morton said. “I have requested Governor Lee’s assistance as well.”

“My primary concern is for the welfare of the dedicated workers who have been the backbone of this operation. Our prayers go out to them, as well as our very best efforts to keep them employed in Campbell County,” Morton said.

George’s had purchased the plant from Oklahoma City-based Lopez Foods in 2017, according to TalkBusiness.

Before the sale, the plant had employed 285 employees. It produced fully-cooked pork, beef and turkey products that were then delivered to the retail, food service and convenience store sectors until George’s took over, according to TalkBusiness.

The Caryville plant’s closure comes as food prices have been rising in...

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Doom said...

Are any of the employees legal citizens?

Anonymous said...

I would say yes, Campbell County is fairly close to me. Redneck USA, just like we like it here.