Foremost Farms to close two Wisconsin plants

Foremost Farms is closing two Wisconsin processing plants at the end of the year.

More than 100 employees at their Plover and Milan plants were notified last Friday of the closures.  Foremost officials declined to be interviewed but provided Brownfield with a statement saying the aging facilities and labor challenges have created financial inefficiencies, and it would take significant investments to bring the plants up to date and to add the kind of technology necessary. Foremost says they will divert milk and move operations to other plants that are newer or already have the necessary technology in place. 

Foremost Farms says they will not eliminate any positions prior to the closings. The cooperative is also encouraging impacted employees to consider positions in other Foremost Farms locations.  They will also help affected employees find new positions in other area companies.

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