Kansas Meatpacking Plant Closing, 275 Jobs Lost

By: AP
By: AP

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) _ A Kansas meatpacking plant in Great Bend
says it will close down in July and move production to other

About 275 hourly and salaried employees of Great Bend Packing will lose their jobs. The meatpacking plant is owned by John Morrell & Co., a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods.

Company president Joseph Sebring says in a news release the closure will improve the company's competitiveness and enhance its ability to better provide products and customer service.

The plant processes pork and smoked meats.

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