McCain Foods to close Fort Atkinson plant

Freeman Staff

April 23, 2015

FORT ATKINSON When McCain Foods closes its facility in Fort Atkinson this year, about 119 workers will be affected, according to a notice sent to the Department of Workforce Development on Thursday.

Of the 119 affected workers, 109 are represented by UFCW Local 1473. The first layoffs are anticipated to be June 26 and will be completed by Dec. 18 at the McCain plant located at 801 Rockwell Ave., according to the notice.

Bumping rights do exist as part of the collective bargaining agreement and all workers will receive severance benefits. No reason was provided to the DWD in the notice as to why the closure will happen.