Kraft Heinz Announces Fullerton Plant Will Remain Open
Citing high consumer demand for its LUNCHABLES® products along with the outstanding performance of local employees, The Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) announced that its Fullerton, California factory will remain open.
The decision comes approximately 10 months after Kraft Heinz announced the consolidation of its North American manufacturing footprint. Plans at the time called for the closure of the Fullerton plant. With today’s announcement, more than 360 local workers will remain with the Company as operations at the plant continue.
“This announcement means so much to our people,” said Frank Woodson, Kraft Heinz plant manager in Fullerton with 28 years of experience with the Company. “Our employees in Fullerton take great pride in their work and have a strong track record for producing high quality products.”
The 170,000-square foot manufacturing plant in Fullerton was built in 1972 and is one of three facilities producing LUNCHABLES meals for Kraft Heinz.
“We are very thankful that Kraft Heinz has reconsidered its decision to close and will keep the plant open,” said Teamsters Local 952 Secretary Treasurer & Principal Officer Patrick Kelly. “Our membership, many who have worked at the plant for decades, are thrilled to be able to remain employed with Kraft Heinz. We want to thank all of our staff, especially the Bargaining Committee and Union Business Agent Norma Lopez, for their involvement in helping to make this happen.”
“This decision is a win for the city of Fullerton, for Kraft Heinz and for the future of manufacturing in California,” said Fullerton Mayor Jennifer Fitzgerald. “We’re pleased that the city will continue to be an important source of growth for our state and for Kraft Heinz.”