General Mills: to close West Chicago facility

Minneapolis / MN. (gm) General Mills Inc. announced a preliminary decision to close its manufacturing facility in West Chicago, Illinois. The decision is subject to negotiation with union officials. If the decision becomes final, the company expects the facility would close mid-calendar year 2017. A closure would impact approximately 500 employees. The West Chicago plant manufactures cereal, meals and snack products and has been operated by General Mills since 1959.