Monday, December 03, 2007

Jays to close South Side plant throwing 220 out of work

Well I try to make it rare that I post four posts in a day, but this is a very special post. This place is so south side it's not even funny! And I find out from Crain's Chicago Business that Jay's Foods Inc. is closing this plant. If you don't know Jay's is a producer of potato chips.
Jays Foods Inc. will close its South Side manufacturing plant Wednesday, leaving 220 employees without a job.

Workers at the 825 E. 99th St. plant were notified Monday that the plant would not operate regardless of the outcome of the current sale process.

The snack manufacturer said it will continue to operate its warehouse and distribution center, which employs 420 workers, at the same address for an unspecified period of time.

The Jeffersonville, Ind. facility will not be affected, the company said.
If you continue to read the article you'd find that Jay's had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on October 11. Sad it's unlikely that I won't smell the potato chips being produced from the factory. That is, if that's what I smell.

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