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Dickson Tennessee Pride Sausage facility to close in 2021

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Posted at 5:27 PM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 18:27:01-05

DICKSON, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Pride Sausage plant in Dickson will be closing in the fall of 2021.

The facility currently employs nearly 350 people. ConAgra officials say the plan is to move the sausage-making operations to a facility in Jackson.

Officials released a statement Wednesday saying they made the decision after a full analysis of the operation.

ConAgra full statement:
"Today we informed employees at our Dickson, TN, facility that we intend to close the facility in the fall of 2021. We made this decision following a thorough analysis of our overall facility footprint and the need to operate as efficiently and competitively as possible across the company. As is always the case when we make a decision like this, we have the utmost consideration for our employees and how they will be affected. It is important to us that we treat impacted employees fairly and with a high degree of respect."