Kellogg's to close Memphis distribution center that employs 172 - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Kellogg's to close Memphis distribution center that employs 172 workers

(Source: WMC Action News 5) (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Kellogg Company will close its Memphis distribution plant and lay off 172 employees.

Kellogg's filed an official notice with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development to announce plans to close the Memphis plant on Shelby Oaks Drive on July 29, 2017.

The closure is part of the company's plan to move from a direct store distribution model to a warehouse model. The Memphis closure is one of several across the country.

The distribution plant closure is not expected to impact the Memphis Kellogg's manufacturing plant.

WMC Action News 5 reached out to the Kellogg Company to get a statement about the closure and how they will affect Memphis employees.

Copyright 2017 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved. 

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Customers asked to conserve energy Thursday

    Customers asked to conserve energy Thursday

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:06 PM EST2018-01-18 03:06:04 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:17 PM EST2018-01-18 03:17:35 GMT
    (Source: entergy.com)(Source: entergy.com)

    The cold temperatures and higher than expected use of electricity has caused Entergy Arkansas to ask its customers to voluntarily reduce their electricity usage Thursday morning. 

    The cold temperatures and higher than expected use of electricity has caused Entergy Arkansas to ask its customers to voluntarily reduce their electricity usage Thursday morning. 

  • Purple Heart parking sign installed at A-State

    Purple Heart parking sign installed at A-State

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 7:13 PM EST2018-01-18 00:13:30 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:31 PM EST2018-01-18 02:31:57 GMT
    A parking sign on the A-State campus reserves parking for combat wounded veterans. (Source: KAIT-TV)A parking sign on the A-State campus reserves parking for combat wounded veterans. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    A new parking sign on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro will honor combat wounded veterans.

    A new parking sign on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro will honor combat wounded veterans.

  • Brookland area sees increase in calls to 911

    Brookland area sees increase in calls to 911

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 8:38 PM EST2018-01-18 01:38:46 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:29 PM EST2018-01-18 02:29:49 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Emergency calls out of the city of Brookland are increasing as the town continues to grow.

    Emergency calls out of the city of Brookland are increasing as the town continues to grow.

Powered by Frankly