Phillips Foods to close plant, cut 100 jobs

By

SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 6, 2012

Phillips Foods has announced plans to close its Locust Point manufacturing and distribution facility in Baltimore, Md., on 1 July.

Production will be redistributed primarily to Phillips’ other global facilities, white MTC Logistics and DOT Foods will support the group’s distribution needs, according to Caroline Tippett, Phillips’ VP of marketing and strategic development.

“The vast footprint in Baltimore is simply too large to reach profitable utilization,” said Tippett. “The plant closure will impact approximately 13 percent of our Maryland workforce. WE are continuing to evolve to provide even better service to our customers and further position our business for long-term growth and success. The actions we are taking will enable us to focus on our core competencies, creating additional efficiencies that will have a positive impact on both Phillips and our customers. We are still moving forward with strong retail and foodservice product offerings as well as continuing grow our restaurant operations.”

The Baltimore Business Journal reported that the closure will result in the loss of 100 jobs. The company is exploring options for the plant, including leasing office space to other companies. Phillips’ headquarters, home to sales, marketing and research and development stall will remain at the site.

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