Campbell Soup Announces Plans to Shift Production from Canada to Three U.S. Facilities

By January 25, 2018Shopfloor Main

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American food manufacturer Campbell Soup Company announced this week that it plans to shift production away from its facility in Canada while increasing production in three U.S. plants.

The company, which also manufactures Gold Fish crackers in addition to its line of soup products, will merge its Canadian production into the U.S. manufacturing network by boosting production in existing plants in North Carolina, Ohio and Texas:

Campbell Soup Company is closing its lone Canadian factory in Toronto and shifting production to three existing facilities in the U.S., a symbolic victory for efforts to bolster domestic manufacturing…

Campbell is already more U.S.-focused than many food giants, generating more than 80 percent of its revenue in its home country. Though the jobs’ impact of the latest move will be small, it fits with President Donald Trump’s push to foster domestic manufacturing.

The Campbell Soup Company employs nearly 17,000 workers and has received a 100 percent score nine times in a row on the Human Rights Campaign’s “Corporate Equality Index.”

After a record-breaking 2017, U.S. manufacturing has so far continued to expand at a healthy pace in 2018, with manufacturing output and demand for new orders reaching levels not seen for nearly a decade.

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