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Cargill closing Kennedy plant in November

KENNEDY — Cargill Inc. is closing its plant at 1029 Poland Center Road, Kennedy.

In a news release, company officials said the plant will close Nov. 29 while serving customers through other Cargill feed mills. Seven employees will be affected, the company said. Cargill employs 500 people at eight other New York locations.

“In an effort to streamline operations and better serve customers more efficiently and effectively in the northeast market, Cargill has made the decision to close its Jamestown, N.Y., animal feed manufacturing facility effective November 29, 2019, and will service customers out of other Cargill feed mills going forward,” company officials said in the news release. “Cargill will work with existing customers throughout this transition to ensure they receive products and services without disruptions. The Jamestown facility closure will affect approximately seven positions; where possible and appropriate Cargill is working with employees to identify potential employment opportunities at other operational sites.”

Some of Cargill’s major businesses are trading, purchasing and distributing grain and other agricultural commodities, such as palm oil; trading in energy, steel and transport; the raising of livestock and production of feed; and producing food ingredients such as starch and glucose syrup, vegetable oils and fats for application in processed foods and industrial use.

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