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Berry Plastics laying off 48 at Kent plant

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Sep. 13, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
September 13, 2012 2:36 pm

Berry Plastics Corp. is cutting back its workforce by about a third at its Kent plant, the company acknowledged today.

The company, headquartered in Evansville, Ind., said it is “streamlining” its manufacturing.

The Kent plant, which manufactures packaging for the food industry is laying off 48 of its 150 Kent workers.

“The company will work diligently to assist those interested in securing employment at other Berry Plastics plants or within the local labor market,” Berry said in a prepared statement.

Berry Plastics has another Puget Sound area plant in Tacoma.

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