Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Pasta Plant Here Spared by Borden

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Pasta Plant Here Spared by Borden

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While Borden Foods is in hot water, financially speaking, the more than 400 workers at its giant pasta plant here don't have to worry about losing their jobs, a spokesman for the company said Tuesday.

Borden Foods, based in Columbus, Ohio, has announced that it will close five of its 10 pasta plants in North America. The plant here, along the Mississippi River at the city's southern border, will remain open, said Nick Iammartino, vice president for public affairs.

The St. Louis plant is Borden's largest and newest. The 300,000-square-foot plant opened in 1991. At the time, a spokesman said it had the capacity to produce 250,000 pounds of pasta a year. The other plants that remain open are in Chicago, a suburb of Phoenix, Montreal and Lethbridge, a small city in Alberta, Canada. Borden is closing plants in Lowell, Mass.; Warren, Mich.; Minneapolis; New Hope, Minn.; and Kent, Wash. Iammartino said 825 people at those plants would lose their jobs. …

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