O’Mara and Palmesano Ask Kraft To Keep Campbell Facility Open

November 2, 2015
State Senator Tom O’Mara (R, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R, Corning) delivered a letter on Monday, to Kraft Heinz Company CEO Bernardo Hees. In the letter, O’Mara and Palmesano asked to speak directly with Hees the future of the Kraft facility in Campbell, following the recent reports that the company is planning to shut the Campbell plant down along with two others in upstate New York.
“The Campbell facility employs nearly 400 workers who support their families and thereby contribute to our communities in countless ways in support of our farms, our schools, our small businesses and so many other economic and societal cornerstones. Just last year, the plant underwent $16 million in capital improvements to upgrade the facility. The loss of these jobs and the significant investment made here will be devastating not only to the hundreds of families directly impacted, but also to the surrounding local economies and dairy farmers who supply the facility with 35 shipments a day,” the lawmakers wrote.
The two lawmakers noted that Governor Andrew Cuomo, United States Senator Charles Schumer, Congressman Tom Reed and numerous other state leaders have also urged Kraft Heinz to keep the upstate New York plants open.