WATERBURY, VT. – Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. announced plans to close its Toronto coffee and portion pack plant by next March. Operations will move to the company’s Montreal facility. A total of 120 jobs, or 2% of the company’s workforce, will be eliminated.
“As we continue to grow, we also are assessing the effectiveness of our manufacturing, distribution, and logistics network across our U.S. and Canadian locations,” said Brian P. Kelley, president and chief executive officer. “We have expanded the footprint of our Montreal facility more than 40% this fiscal year. After careful analysis of facility-specific operational costs and the Toronto facility’s inability to expand to accommodate future growth, it was clear that consolidating our Canadian-based production to our Montreal facility is the right business decision to support our strong and growing presence in Canada. We recognize the impact that this action has on our employees and their families and intend to support them through the transition process.”
Following the closing, the company will manufacture K-Cups and Vue packs in eight plants in the United States and Canada.
As of June 29, Green Mountain employed approximately 6,250 globally.