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More than 300 Hoosiers to lose their jobs when Indy manufacturing operation closes in April

Posted at 11:16 AM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 12:45:15-05

INDIANAPOLIS — More than 300 Hoosiers will be laid off when Caito Foods closes their "Fresh Cut" manufacturing operation.

According to a WARN Notice filed with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development on Friday, Caito Foods, LLC plans to begin layoffs on or around April 27, 2020.

The company did not list a reason for the closure which will permanently lay off 333 people. Those employees will not be offered jobs anywhere else.

SpartanNash released the following statement about the layoffs Friday afternoon to RTV6.

"SpartanNash has announced that it will be ceasing operations in its fresh cut food manufacturing facility based in Indianapolis, Indiana in the coming months. This notification does not impact the Caito Foods produce distribution operations which have been the foundation of the Caito business since 1965. This difficult decision was made to support the company’s strategy to deliver locally produced fresh cut fruits and vegetables to its independent and national account customers, as well as corporate-owned retail stores. The Company’s Human Resources team is working with associates who will be impacted by the transition."

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