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    Default Vineland's Progresso plant to close next summer, despite deep roots

    Oh so people aren't eating soup anymore? That always seems to be the excuse.


    A series of TV commercials bragged about Vineland’s fields and farms as the “home of Progresso” last year. But on Thursday, the owner of that soup brand said it plans to close its Vineland plant next year in a move that will put 370 people out of jobs in one of New Jersey’s poorest counties.

    General Mills, Progresso’s parent company, announced a “tentative decision to close its manufacturing facility in Vineland” by next summer.


    Vineland's Progresso plant to close next summer, despite deep roots - Press of Atlantic City: Southern New Jersey Business & Money - PressofAtlanticCity.com

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    Default Re: Vineland's Progresso plant to close next summer, despite deep roots

    I am surprised they employed that many people. It's a very small facility in terms of manufacturing.
    Delivered there, once or twice back in my P & D days.

    Another story.
    Officials vow to try to keep Progresso in Vineland

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    Default Re: Vineland's Progresso plant to close next summer, despite deep roots

    How could it be a poor county with NFI and Progressive there

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    Default Re: Vineland's Progresso plant to close next summer, despite deep roots

    Quote Originally Posted by slavenomore View Post
    How could it be a poor county with NFI and Progressive there
    NFI ?
    The one company I wouldn't drive for, and the horror stories I have heard !

    That aside, the county is a farm area, the city of Vineland is still primarily agriculture based.
    Their is a large minority population to service the farms, mostly Spanish or Mexican.
    The only real money in the area are the land owners.

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    Default Re: Vineland's Progresso plant to close next summer, despite deep roots

    When I worked for Waldbaums we picked up a lot of peaches during the season.. Many many peach farms . On many occasions we would go to two or three different farms to make a load.
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    Default Re: Vineland's Progresso plant to close next summer, despite deep roots

    I was being sarcastic. Chris Christie probably uses taxpayer money to keep NFI there.. He probably has no tax for them. An ideal company to keep standards and compensation low throughout the industry.

    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    NFI ?
    The one company I wouldn't drive for, and the horror stories I have heard !

    That aside, the county is a farm area, the city of Vineland is still primarily agriculture based.
    Their is a large minority population to service the farms, mostly Spanish or Mexican.
    The only real money in the area are the land owners.

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    Default Re: Vineland's Progresso plant to close next summer, despite deep roots

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    When I worked for Waldbaums we picked up a lot of peaches during the season.. Many many peach farms . On many occasions we would go to two or three different farms to make a load.
    Peaches, apples and tomatoes are still the big crops in south Jersey.
    Driving around I see small fields of every type of produce grown.
    I have went to this several times. The best, the freshest and the farm atmosphere.
    Portal Jersey Fresh Festival

 

 

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