Saputo Inc. announced Thursday that it would close its cheese manufacturing plant in Denmark, Wis. Saputo plans to transfer the activities of the Denmark plant to another plant in Whitehall, Pa., by October 1.

The closing is part of the Canadian company’s continual analysis of its activities and then taking steps to improve operational efficiency. After this closing, Saputo’s USA Cheese Division will operate 14 plants and employ 1,800 individuals.

Canada News Wire