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Chicken plant closing; costing Lebanon County 650 jobs

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FREDERICKSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

The Booth Creek Natural Chicken plant in Fredericksburg, Lebanon County is closing.

The plant, owned by Perdue, announced Wednesday that they will close on or shortly after March 14 of this year.

Approximately 650 people work at the plant.

Perdue plans to offer all affected associates the opportunity to transfer to other facilities.

The company says the consolidation will help modernize plants to better serve customers.

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