What is bad news for some Russell Stover candy facilities in some parts of the country is good news for the Abilene facility. The candy company plans to cut jobs in some areas, and add jobs in other areas including Abilene.
The company says it plans to close some facilities and stores. An expected loss of jobs will be offset, though, by new jobs resulting from expansion in other areas.
The company will close the facilities in several communities including Butler, Missouri, and Cookeville, Tennessee. A plant in Montrose, Colorado, will be closed in 2021
Some of the work from the closing will shift to other areas. Russell Stover plans to add a total of 300 jobs at facilities in Corsicana, Texas, as well as in Kansas in Iola and Abilene.