Tyson Foods to Close Chicago Plant, Lay Off 480 Workers

CHICAGO (Chicago Tribune/TNS) -

Tyson Foods announced that it will close one of its Chicago plants next year as it consolidates production at other facilities.

The shutdown of the facility, which will occur before Oct. 1, 2016, will mean the loss of 480 jobs.

The company also plans to close a plant in Jefferson, Wis. The age of both facilities and the anticipated cost to renovate them was a factor in the decision, as was the distance of the Chicago plant from supplier facilities.