Tyson closing Jefferson plant July 9

Closure to help improve company's overall performance in prepared foods sector.

Tyson Foods Inc. said its pepperoni plant in Jefferson, Wis., will officially close July 9. The closure, which will affect approximately 400 employees, will enable the company to use available production capacity at some of its other prepared foods facilities in an effort to improve the overall performance of its prepared foods business, the company said.

Tyson said the closure is due to a combination of factors, including changing product needs, the age of the facility and prohibi

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