Prairie Farms Cuts 66 Jobs in St. Louis County

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By Associated Press

HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) - Sixty-six Prairie Farms Dairy employees in St. Louis County are out of a job, effective immediately.

The Carlinville, Illinois, company announced the cuts on Friday, citing plans to combine production facilities to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. Prairie Farms says it will transfer production performed in Hazelwood to other plants.

The Hazelwood plant will continue to operate as a distribution hub for other Prairie Farms plants in Missouri and Illinois. Prairie Farms has 36 production facilities in 17 states.

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