ConAgra to Sell Jonesboro Plant

FEBRUARY 3, 2006 - Posted at 4:19 p.m. CST

OMAHA (AP) - Plants in Jonesboro, Huntsville and Ozark will be among 15 plants in ten states that ConAgra Foods plans to sell as it sheds its refrigerated meats business.

The sale of all the plants includes about 6,000 employees.  ConAgra says most of the workers are expected to be retained by new owners once the plants are sold.  The company says it could take a year to complete the transactions.

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