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The Good Humor-Breyers plant in Huntington is to close by the end of July, possibly resulting in the loss of 140 jobs, the plant's parent company says.

Breyers plant with 140 jobs to close

A northeast Indiana ice cream plant will close, possibly resulting in the loss of 140 jobs.

Englewood, Cliffs, N.J.-based Unilever today announced in an emailed statement that it will be shuttering its Huntington factory, which manufactures Good Humor-Breyers packaged ice cream, by the end of July.

“The action is being taken to address spare capacity among Unilever U.S. based ice cream plants,” spokeswoman Cheryl Fernandes said in an email. “The decision will affect approximately 140 salaried and hourly employees at the Huntington factory.”

It is uncertain whether workers will be given the opportunity to transfer to other locations.

Earlier this month, Unilever said it was mulling making the decision because the company has too much manufacturing capacity. Production would be moved to other Unilever ice cream U.S. sites.

Company officials informed Huntington’s elected leaders about its plans. Mayor Brooks Fetters said Unilever did not ask for incentives to stay in Huntington. Still, Brooks said he was willing to work something out to keep the company in the city of about 17,500.

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