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Deal reached to save Kraft-Heinz facilities and 1,000 jobs in New York

Staff writer |
Governor Cuomo and U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced that an agreement has been reached to save at-risk Kraft-Heinz facilities which employ nearly 1,000 workers throughout Upstate New York.

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The agreement will ensure that Kraft-Heinz preserves a significant employment base throughout New York State for years to come and paves the way for additional investment and growth at a number of Kraft-Heinz facilities.

Under the agreement, Kraft-Heinz will continue operating the Avon, Walton and Lowville plants.

Additionally, Kraft-Heinz will defer its planned closure of the Campbell plant for a period of 12-24 months, during which time the company will work with state, federal and local officials in an effort to identify a new operator who would retain the plant’s existing employment.

The state and company are also committing to each invest at least $20 million to support and modernize Kraft-Heinz’s Upstate operations.

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