44 Workers Laid Off After Transfer

Posted at 9:33 PM, Jan 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-18 21:33:08-05

FREMONT, Mich. – After a transfer to Arkansas, 44 Gerber employees will be laid off in February.

In 2012, the company transfered their infant cereal manufacturing from Fremont to Fort Smith, Ark.

Now, the 44 workers represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, will be laid off.

Currently, there are no transfer opportunities for those employees. However, there is a new product line that will be developed at the plant in Fremont as part of their capital investment plant in the near future, which could mean the workers could be hired back in April, 2014.

The plant in Fremont employs around, 1,200 workers. It is the birth place of Gerber.