Here's yet another brief plant closing and layoff story from the Seattle Times that tells the real truth about the current economic conditions:
Food-products company H.J. Heinz said Friday it will close its factory in Kent March 30.There really isn't much I can add to that.
The plant, which makes frozen soups for restaurant operators, employs about 100, Heinz said. In a statement, the Pittsburgh-based company attributed the closure to "the difficult conditions in which the company is operating," and said it was part of a plan, announced in November, to shut down three factories.
Heinz did not elaborate. But the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported in November that the company's Foodservice division, which includes the Kent plant, has suffered from commodity price increases and lackluster dining-out trends.
Bonus: Thanks to that damn ketchup commercial, I can't think about Heinz without this song popping into my head