Unilever, the consumer goods giant, is to close an ice-cream factory in Henderson, Nevada with the loss of 300 jobs, according to a Reuters report.
The plant, which is due to cease production at the end of August, is said to manufacture ice cream and frozen novelties for Ben and Jerry’s, Breyers, Magnum, Popsicle, Good Humor and Klondike, among other brands. Unilever is set to finally close the plant during the last three months of the year.
Commenting on the decision, Unilever spokesperson Catherine Reynolds said the move was “in the best long-term interest of our business”.
Once the Henderson site closes, ice cream production will transfer to Unilever sites in Sikeston (MO) and Covington (TN) as well as in Vermont.
Source: Reuters / Las Vegas Review Journal