Fort Morgan Times — Leprino Foods Company announced last week that it made the decision to close its Ravenna, Neb. facility in early November.
This difficult but necessary decision is driven by the technological advances at other facilities, the changing milk supply situation in the region and Leprino Foods’ continuing commitment to meet its customers’ requirements now and in the future, said Vice President Megan Gabriel in a press release.
“We are working closely with our employees and their community during this transition,” said Robert Schwartz, senior vice president of Human Resources. “Leprino Foods is offering employees at the Ravenna plant severance pay, healthcare benefit continuation assistance, potential opportunities at other Leprino locations with relocation assistance, and a retention bonus program to those employees who stay with us through the plant closing date. Further, employees will be able to meet with state employment officials as well as career development professionals during the time leading up to the closing date to maximize opportunities for a smooth transition.”