CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Kellogg Company announced Tuesday they will be closing their snacks plant in Charlotte as part of a supply chain infrastructure change.
The company recently announced a four-year efficiency and effectiveness program, Project K, as it's referred. As part of Project K, Charlotte's snack plant will be closed, as will two lines at a snacks plant in Cincinnati, Ohio.
As with any project that impacts people, these are difficult decisions, said John Bryant, President and CEO, Kellogg Company. We are very mindful of the impact these changes will have particularly to our employees. As our employees and others would expect from Kellogg, we will help those who are impacted through their transitions.
The Charlotte plant is expected to close by the end of 2014. The Kellogg Company tells NBCCharlotte a total of 195 jobs in the Queen City will be eliminated.
We have a compelling business need to better align our assets with marketplace trends and customer requirements, said Bryant. To that end, we are taking action to ensure our manufacturing network is operating the right number of plants and production lines in the right locations to better meet current and future production needs and the evolving needs of our customers.