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Saputo announces Canadian plant closure


March 21, 2013
By Canadian Pizza

March 21, 2013, Montreal – Saputo Inc. last week announced it will close its cheese manufacturing facility in Warwick, Que.

March 21, 2013, Montreal – Saputo Inc. last week announced it will close its cheese manufacturing facility in Warwick, Que.

The closure is planned for June 2014. Production will be integrated into other facilities in the province of Quebec. In all, approximately 100 employees will be impacted. In some cases, employees will be offered the possibility of transferring to another plant within the dairy products division. Impacted employees will be provided with severance and outplacement support.

In November 2012, the company informed its 40 employees at the Winkler, Man, facility of the plant's scheduled closure in January 2014. Employees will receive severance and outplacement support. In some cases, employees will be given the possibility to transfer to other facilities within the dairy products division.

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Saputo says it intends to add approximately $36 million in new fixed assets in other Saputo facilities, mainly over the course of fiscal 2014.