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US Foods Closing Fairmont Plant

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FAIRMONT, Minn. -

US Foods says it plans to close its plant in Fairmont and transfer work to other facilities.

The company did not say how many jobs will be impacted by the closure or the targeted date for shutting down the plant.

A Company spokeswoman says work will be sent to plants in Nebraska and Iowa.

US Foods says severance benefits will be available for employees who don't find other jobs in the company.

US Foods has owned the plant since 2012.

City administrator Mike Humpal says the plant closing hurts because the jobs have been in Fairmont for a long time.

The plant dates back to the 1940s.