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Kansas City Folgers coffee plant to shut down

The J.M. Smucker Co. (the jelly people) announced Wednesday March 24, 2010 that they will cease operations at the Folgers coffee plant in Kansas City. Long gone will be the familiar aroma of roasted coffee beans hovering over downtown Kansas City.

In an effort to consolidate operations they will move the production of coffee to a New Orleans, LA  facility.

Layoffs at the Kansas City facility will begin with approximately 50 jobs cut the first half of  2011 and  the rest of the jobs will be cut near the summer of 2012 when the plant closes.

Smucker purchased the Folgers brand from Proctor and Gamble in 2008. The closing and consolidation of other facilities will eliminate about 700 jobs, a reduction of 15% of the companies work force. This translates to about $60 million in savings for the company.

J.M. Smucker also holds the popular brand names and products of Crisco, Dunkin' Donuts, Hungry Jack, Pillsbury, Millstone, Knotts Berry Farm and others.

This will deal yet another devastating blow to Kansas City's already desperate financial situation and the loss of nearly 180 jobs.

We will miss greatly that wonderful aroma over downtown Kansas City.

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