A Simmons Foods poultry processing plant in Jay, Okla., has shut down, rerouting about 200 employees to different company sites. The closing of the plant was announced in October due to “inconsistent supply of hens available to process and the subsequent under-utilization of the plant,” reports NewsOK.com.
The last day of kill was Monday and the plant did pack-out on Tuesday, company spokeswoman Kimmie Provost said. Employees were offered positions at other Simmons facilities.
Jay’s Interim Mayor Les Newkirk said the plant closing means the city of Jay will lose more than $1 million a year in utility revenue.