Neosho chicken deboning plant to remain open, save 485 jobs

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 | 9:35 a.m. CDT

NEOSHO — Twin Rivers Foods said it will keep its plant in Neosho open, saving almost 500 jobs in the southwest Missouri town.

The Fayetteville, Ark.-based company told the state in February that it would close the chicken deboning plant on April 9 and lay off about 485 workers.

The Joplin Globe reported that John Ball, chief operating officer for Twin Rivers, said Monday that the company has decided to keep the plant operating.However, he declined to say what caused the change.

Neosho's economic development director, Gib Garrow, said he was told by Twin Rivers officials that they have enough work at the plant to continue operating.


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