UPDATE: MAY 4, 2019 — FURTHER LAYOFFS AND CEREAL DIVISION SALE
The company has announced the intent to close its Minneapolis Minnesota snacks facility by the end of Third Quarter 2019, resulting in 120 layoffs.
The company has also sold its “ready-to-eat” cereal business to Post. It is likely that Post will consider a post-acquisition consolidation and possible shift operations to Post facilities — leading to the closure of facilities and additional layoffs.
Oak Brook, Illinois-based TreeHouse Foods, a multinational food processing company specializing in producing private label packaged foods, has announced that they will pursuing what it calls their Treehouse 2020 restructuring plan. be closing their St. Louis, Missouri office, laying off 170 employees, and transferring existing operations to the company’s Oak Brook, Illinois offices.
CEO and President of TreeHouse Steve Oakland wrote, "Our decision to close St. Louis was not taken lightly, and we are committed to providing employee assistance through this challenging transition. As we streamline our organization into four divisions and build our commercial excellence capabilities, it is both prudent and strategic that we also consolidate our administrative locations."
This layoff should come as no surprise as the financially struggling company has executed or plans to execute additional facility closures layoffs. Hundreds of employees are involved in Omaha (200 employees), Battle Creek, Michigan (84), Visalia, California (249 employees) in addition to employees in Brooklyn Park, New York and Plymouth, Indiana.
Change is coming. There will always be a tomorrow, no matter how much you may try to ignore it. There are no guarantees in life, or promises for a bright future. Just because something bad hasn't happened yet, doesn't mean it won't. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere ... are you now wondering, Am I Next?