CAMPBELL SOUP CLOSING TORONTO PLANT, NAPOLEON GAIN

There could be some production increase at the Napoleon plant for Campbell Soup, after the company announced they were closing their Toronto, Canada plant over the next 18 months.    The move is a cost-saving measure, and would save up to 345 million dollars for Campbells.   The Toronto facility was opened in 1931, and would be too expensive to retro-fit for new production.  The closure in Canada will take place in phases, and production will move to Napoleon, Maxton, North Carolina, and Paris, Texas.   The move would impact as many as 388 manufacturing positions; but its designed to improve the operational efficiency of Campbellā€™s North American thermal supply network.  Employees will be offered help from the company in making any transition.  Campbell Soup employs about 18,500 people around the world; and was founded in 1869.

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