Standard Candy Co., the producer of Goo Goo Clusters, announced its plans to close its Eastman, Ga. manufacturing plant by early April. Operations at the Georgia plant will be relocated to the company’s headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. Full-time employees are being offered positions in Nashville, along with a cost-of-living pay adjustment and relocation package. Employees that choose not to move will receive a severance package.
“The Eastman plant was built in the 1950s and is in need of major upgrades,” explained James W. Spradley Jr., ceo of Standard Candy Company. “We worked with engineers and architects to evaluate the feasibility of continuing to operate two facilities, and ultimately decided it was in the best interest of the company to consolidate our operations to one location. We believe this is the best overall decision for Standard. We look forward to a bright future for our company as a result.”
Standard Candy to close Georgia plant
February 16, 2009