Conagra’s Beaver Dam Facility To Close In August

(Beaver Dam) Conagra’s Beaver Dam facility will be closing at the end of the year. The frozen food line will end production in August while the freezer plant plans to shut down by January 3rd, 2025.

Daniel Hare, a media representative with Conagra, says that the closure will impact approximately 250 employees. He says that they continually evaluate their overall network of food production facilities to ensure that they are operating as effectively and efficiently as possible so they can remain competitive as a company.

Hare adds that they have determined that they can continue to meet the needs of businesses by making these products in fewer facilities. He notes that this decision is not a reflection of the overall performance of their Beaver Dam team and they are committed to treating their employees respectfully and fairly throughout this transition. Conagra will offer severance benefits to employees.

Beaver Dam Mayor Mike Wissell says the city is saddened to have received news that Conagra’s Beaver Dam facility will be closing. He adds that the plant has offered solid employment for many years, with one employee having worked there for the past 46 years.

The mayor notes that it is the city of Beaver Dam’s goal to find a suitable replacement business. The facility at 1201 Green Valley Road was built in 1972 and became a part of the Conagra brands in 2018 when the company acquired Pinnacle Foods.