CHICAGO — Packaging material supplier TC Transcontinental announced Nov. 17 plans to dissolve its operations in Tomah, Wis., over the next several months. The company expects the facility to be completely shut down in early February 2024.
“In line with our priority of optimizing the return on our assets, reducing costs and improving operational efficiency, we have made the decision, after thorough consideration, to close our Tomah, Wis., plant,” said Jeff Lasley, senior vice president of dairy, protein and pet food for Latin America and New Zealand at TC Transcontinental Packaging. “Servicing our customers in the most competitive manner is something we are constantly evaluating and taking action on.
“We regret the impact of this decision on our employees who have been a strong team of contributors since the acquisition of the plant by TC Transcontinental in 2018,” Lasley added. “We thank our 89 employees and will ensure they receive the respect they deserve, including support in their career transition.”
Operations formerly conducted at the Tomah plant will be transitioned to TC Transcontinental’s facilities in Battle Creek, Mich., Clinton, Mo., Elgin, Ill., Lenexa, Kan., and Spartanburg, SC.
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