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Pet food plant closing in Pueblo

By Associated Press
Published On: Jul 12 2013 10:59:30 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 12 2013 11:02:37 AM CDT
PUEBLO, Colo. -

Food giant Mars Inc. is closing its 40-worker Mars Petcare pet food plant at the Pueblo Airport Industrial Park.

The plant opened in 1992, lured in part by a $1.6 million jobs incentives package from the city of Pueblo.
According to the Pueblo Chieftain, Mars executives say the company will also close a 121-worker plant in Joplin, Mo., because it has excess production capacity and there is reduced demand for pet food in the central and western regions of the country.