After multiple insider reports that the Buffalo Road Meadow Brook Dairy plant will close, some workers say they’ve been told that milk processing will stop at the Buffalo Road plant, but that distribution will continue.
The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership confirm that news. The company has confirmed with the chamber that it will shut down production, furloughing about 75 workers, but that 50 will remain in distribution.
Those employees could be transferred to another, smaller, local facility. The Buffalo Road plant will be closed and likely sold, the chamber tells us.
We’ve reached out to the parent company, Dean Foods, in an attempt to confirm their plans; our calls have, once again, not been returned.