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Jul 16, 2015

General Mills to close West Chicago, Ill., facility


WEST CHICAGO, Ill. - General Mills today announced a preliminary decision to close its manufacturing facility in West Chicago, Ill.

The decision is subject to negotiation with union officials.  If the decision becomes final, the company expects the facility would close mid-calendar year 2017.

A closure would impact approximately 500 employees.

The West Chicago plant manufactures cereal, meals and snack products and has been operated by General Mills since 1959.

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General Mills is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries around the world. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., USA, General Mills had fiscal 2015 worldwide sales of US $18.8 billion.