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Nestle to close Valley food plant
Nestle to close Valley food plant

Nestle USA will close a San Fernando Valley production plant that makes Hot Pockets by early October, shifting operations to an existing plant in rural Kentucky where costs are cheaper. The move will eliminate 360 jobs at the Chatsworth plant, which has been making the frozen sandwiches since 1988. A spokeswoman for Nestle USA, based in Glendale, said Wednesday that the consolidation at the Kentucky plant gives the company more room to expand and a more centrally located distribution point. "Our overarching goal is to run highly efficient manufacturing facilities and try to be as close as possible to the customers we serve," said Nestle spokeswoman Roz O'Hearn. Experts...

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