Processing Magazine

Sara Lee closing Ohio plant

May 4, 2006

Sara Lee Corp. will close a luncheon meat plant in Ohio this fall, eliminating 350 jobs, the Associated Press reports. Production will move to other food and drink plants, the food and household products company said. About 100 jobs will be added to the 400 at a plant in Claryville, Ky. A specific closing date wasn''t announced for the 78-year-old E. Kahn''s and Sons plant. The brand dates back to 1883 and was acquired by Chicago-based Sara Lee in 1966. The plant made deli meats under several brands, including Kahn''s, Hillshire Farms and Sara Lee. The jobs being cut include 300 represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, and 50 non-production and engineering workers.