Oak Farms in Waco plans to shut down production

KWKT
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 12:59pm

A Central Texas plant is closing in the near future, leaving 150 people jobless.

Oak Farms has announced milk production operations will be shut down at its Waco location. The company will instead be selling products from their other plants.

Dean Farms is a Dallas based company that owns the plant, which they started in 2001. Back in March, the company also stopped production at their Shreveport plant, laying off 170 employees.

The production will continue for another 60 to 90 days before it will be shut down.

Oak Farms hopes to streamline operations with the closing of production at the plant. They released the following statement:

"We regret the impact that this decision will have on our employees and our community. The decision to eliminate jobs in any part of our business is never an easy one. We need to improve our operations capability, and operating fewer plants will help us streamline our operations. The decision to discontinue production at this location does not reflect the quality of work performed by our employees, but the competitive nature of the marketplace."

The company plans to work with employees on finding new employment.

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