Foremost Farms announces closure of Chilton Cheese Facility

CHILTON, Wis. (WBAY) - A cheese plant in Chilton is closing due to "significant challenges" at the facility.

Foremost Farms USA informed the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development that it planned to permanently close the Chilton Facility, W3286 County Road F.

The decision impacts 50 employees.

Layoffs are scheduled for July 17.

"We regret to inform you that Foremost Farms USA’s business operations have been facing significant challenges from a plant layout, infrastructure, and building and equipment age perspective at its Chilton facility. In addition, work order volumes from clients have significantly decreased in a short period due to COVID-19, creating overcapacity of product and a significant and sudden drop in demand for production," reads a letter provided to DWD.

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