Archive for Wednesday, September 30, 2009

25 years ago: Food processing plant closes

September 30, 2009


After finishing their last shifts at the Stokely-Van Camp food processing plant in East Lawrence, 124 production workers, some in tears, clocked out for the last time. The workers had known of the closing since June 12 when Quaker Oats, which had bought the plant a year earlier, announced the shutdown.


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