Dean Foods Co. is closing its Shenandoah’s Pride plant in Springfield, Va.
Deans says that production at the facility will stop over the next two months, and that the 91-year-old Shenandoah’s Pride brand would be phased out. It will be replaced with two other Dean brands: Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms and PET.
“We regret the impact that this decision will have on our employees and our community. The decision to eliminate jobs in any part of our business is never an easy one,” wrote Dean Foods spokesman Jamaison Schuler in an emailed statement. “We need to improve our supply chain capability, and operating fewer plants will help us streamline our operations. The decision to discontinue production at this location does not reflect the quality of work performed by our employees, but the competitive nature of the marketplace.”
Dean Foods plans to sell that site.
Source: Washington Business Journal