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Ripon cookie plant closing, hundreds to lose jobs

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(WBAY) -- A ConAgra cookie plant in Ripon is closing, leaving more than 300 people without a job.Union leader Alex Gillis says the union was notified of the closing of the west plant at 8 a.m. Monday.

The plant is expected to close by the end of the year, according to Gillis.

ConAgra released this statement to WBAY TV in Green Bay:

"Following an extensive evaluation of our plant network, we have determined that we need to close the soft bake and enrobed cookies facility in Ripon, WI. We are meeting with employees to let them know that the transition will occur in phases between September of 2015 and the end of the year. Approximately 300 people work in the facility. People can apply for other positions with ConAgra Foods if they choose. This does not impact the wafer cookie facility in Ripon.” 

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