Southeast Iowa meat processing facility to close

A meat processor in southeast Iowa is closing.

West Liberty Foods plans to close its Mount Pleasant processing and slicing facility by May of next year.

The company says while 350 jobs will be eliminated, affected employees are being offered work at West Liberty’s other locations in Iowa, Illinois, and Utah.

The Mount Pleasant facility opened in 2003 and the company says it has produced hundreds of millions of pounds of sliced deli meat for customers in food service and retail.

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