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Butterball to Close Montgomery Plant

Butterball to Close Montgomery Plant

Butterball said Thursday it will close its bacon processing plant in Montgomery and cut about 600 full-time jobs by July 17.

The closure is due to changing market conditions and consumer needs, the company said.

Butterball based in North Carolina bought Montgomery-based Gusto Packing Co., a maker of pork and turkey products under private labels for retail and food services nationwide, and said it was looking to use the family-owned business to support its expansion.

Gusto was founded in 1972 and operates at 2125 Rochester Dr. in Montgomery, near Aurora.