Monday, 19 November 2018


About a quarter of the workers at the Cape Cod Potato Chips facility on Breeds Hill Road were laid off Wednesday during a meeting at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA.

Of the 80 workers at the Hyannis facility, 21 were let go, according to Bethridge Toovell, a spokeswoman for the Campbell Soup Co., which bought the chip factory’s parent company, Snyder’s-Lance, for USD4.87bn earlier this year.

An additional five warehouse positions were eliminated at a facility off-Cape, she said.

The layoffs were the result of upgrades to the production facility, according to Toovell.

“We made a business decision as we evaluated our supply chain, that the Hyannis facility could be better optimized by removing older equipment,” she said. “So we decided to move (two) of our production lines which includes 12 of the old kettle fryers. And while it was a great decision for our business, it was difficult to make because it did affect several plant positions.” 

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