The company said in a press release the three plants have been struggling financially and the closures are intended to improve Tyson's performance in the prepared food industry.
Tyson Foods' Cherokee, Iowa, plant will close effective September 27, while the company's Buffalo, New York, and Santa Teresa, New Mexico, plants are expected to cease operations during the first half of calendar 2015. The decision will affect approximately 950 people, including 450 at Cherokee, 300 at Buffalo and 200 at Santa Teresa.
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