Michigan-based Kellogg’s Company will shut down a frozen foods plan in Atlanta and lay off 108 workers in October. (Chris Hunt/AJC staff)
Photo: Chris Hunt
Photo: Chris Hunt

Kellogg’s to close plant, lay off 108 workers

A company nationally known for breakfast cereals, waffles and snacks will shut down an Atlanta frozen foods plant and lay off 108 workers this fall.

The Kellogg facility in south Fulton County is due to close Oct. 10, according to the Georgia Department of Labor’s Business Layoff and Closure listing.

While no public announcement was made, the Battle Creek, Michigan-based company told stakeholders and employees about the closure nearly a year ago, Kellogg spokeswoman Kris Bahner said.

“We announced our intent to close our Atlanta plant, as it does not allow for cost-effective expansion and growth of the business,” Bahner said. “This decision is the right thing to do for our business, it is never an easy decision to make when people are impacted.”

The closure comes after 181 Kellogg workers were laid off at a Union City distribution plant in 2017 and another 20 were laid off at the Atlanta facility in April.

The company closed a snack plant in Columbus in 2015, costing about 300 jobs.

The Fulton County plant is located at 5601 Bucknell Drive next to the Chattahoochee River.

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