Kraft to close Illinois pudding plant

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NORTHFIELD, ILL. — Kraft Foods Inc. is closing its Rochelle, Ill., plant, which makes shelf-stable, ready-to-eat puddings, on Oct. 1.

The company plans to consolidate the pudding production of the 90,600-square-foot plant into other Kraft facilities that make similar products.

"As we studied our production capabilities across our plants that make ready-to-eat puddings, we identified a potential opportunity to consolidate and use our facilities and equipment more effectively," sad Cynthia A. Waggoner, senior director of manufacturing for Kraft’s grocery sector. "Going forward we will be able to meet our customer’s needs with production from other plants, both of which have more versatile equipment."

The plant was built in 1903, and Kraft acquired it in 1995.

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