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Frito-Lay To Adjust Work at Jonesboro Plant

December 2, 2003 - Posted at 9:45 a.m. CDT, updated at 11:02 a.m. CDT

 

JONESBORO, AR - Frito-Lay Incorporated announced today that production will be adjusted at its Jonesboro plant, bringing in work from a plant closing in Kentucky but also shutting down two older lines.

Plano-based company spokesman Jared Dougherty told K8 News that the addition means ten new jobs will eventually be phased in at the Jonesboro plant over the next four to six months.  "This will increase our productivity by about 140,000 pounds per week," said Dougherty.

The closing of the 41-year-old plant at Louisville, Kentucky, will put 326 people out of work when the facility closes in January.

Production will shift to newer plants in a strategy by PepsiCo Incorporated, its parent firm, to streamline snack food and beverage operations.

The Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce office lists the Frito-Lay plant as employing 644 people, making it the region's sixth-largest employer.  The plant opened in 1997 at a 140-acre site in an industrial park at the city's eastern edge.  The 400-thousand square-foot plant makes corn chips and potato chips.

Four other plants will also take on production from Kentucky.

 

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

 

 

 

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