Lancaster – Post Holdings said its Post Consumer Brands division plans to close a cereal manufacturing facility in Lancaster, Ohio, to reduce capacity.
The Lancaster plant has approximately 200 employees and is expected to close by the end of September 2024. Production will be transferred to other Post manufacturing locations. The closure of the cereal plant comes as food companies, including Post, reconfigure their manufacturing capacities by opening new plants and shuttering others to cut costs and boost efficiencies throughout their networks.
Regarding the closure, Post Consumer Brands President and CEO Nicolas Catoggio said, “We are continuously optimizing our network so that we can best serve our customers and consumers. This facility closure enables Post Consumer Brands to continue offering a diversified portfolio of great products at a great value.”
The Lancaster facility has been part of the Post Consumer Brands business since June 2021, when Post acquired the TreeHouse Foods ready-to-eat cereal business.
Post Consumer Brands has engaged in discussions with the union representing employees at the Lancaster facility and has notified employees of the decision.
Last year, it announced that it planned to spend up to $110 million to expand its cereal production capacity at a Nevada facility that serves the West Coast.