Processing Magazine

Altria to sell Rye Brook, NY facility

January 9, 2004
According to Reuters, Altria Group Inc., on Thursday said it plans to sell its Rye Brook, New York facility, which houses about 1,000 employees who work for the company''s Kraft, Philip Morris International and Altria Corporate Services units. Most of the employees in Rye Brook work for Altria''s Kraft Foods Inc., afiliate, which said earlier on Thursday that it would move its Rye Brook staff to offices in Tarrytown, New York; East Hanover, New Jersey; Miami; and Northfield, Illinois, where the food maker is based. New York-based Altria said it plans to complete the relocations by the end of 2004. It has already relocated Philip Morris International''s headquarters to Lausanne, Switzerland, from Rye Brook, and Philip Morris USA''s headquarters to Richmond, Virginia, from New York.