General Mills to shutter Wisconsin taco shell facility

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POPLAR, WIS. — General Mills, Inc. said it will close a taco shell facility in Poplar in August 2008, citing a need to expand capacity and reduce costs on a company-wide basis. The move will eliminate 113 jobs.

General Mills, which plans to sell the facility and surrounding land, took over the plant when it acquired Pillsbury in 2001. The plant first began producing taco shells in 1974 under the Taco Si name. It later operated as the Pancho Villa Taco Shell Co. and as PV Industries, before its sale to Pillsbury.

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