Parsippany, New Jersey-based B&G Foods, the recent purchaser of Clabber Girl, the iconic manufacturer of baking powder based in Terre Haute, Indiana, has announced that it will be laying off 25 employees commencing on August 31, 2019, but has no intention of closing its facility in Terra Haute.
According to a company spokesperson, “The decision was driven by factors including efficiency and scale, and it has no plans to close or move. We are committed to the success and growth of the Clabber Girl business. In order to grow the business efficiently and maintain scale and productivity, we have made the difficult decision to consolidate certain sales and general administrative functions with our corporate parent. We are grateful for the dedication and contributions of all our employees, and our community in Terre Haute that continues to embrace Clabber Girl. Clabber Girl has been a proud member of the Terre Haute community for many years and while extremely difficult, these actions are necessary for Clabber Girl to remain competitive and continue to grow."
The divestiture of Clabber Girl by Hulman & Company for $80 million permits Hulman to concentrate on its racing and broadcasting interests including the ownership of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the home of the Indianapolis 500.
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