Blad Fighting Against Closure of Heinz Plant


0  Updated at 3:51 pm, November 19th, 2013 By: Managing Editor
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(POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello mayor Brian Blad is trying to keep the Heinz plant from shutting down. . Blad has requested a meeting with Heinz executives, including Warren Buffett, in an effort to save the plant and the jobs of 410 employees. Blad says the facility has a strong reputation within the company, and is hoping that he can get officials to reconsider their consolidation plans. Heinz announced the closure last week as part of a move to reduce shipping costs.  In the meantime, another, unnamed food-production company has expressed interest in moving into the plant.