Brian Kelly (@brpkelly)By Brian Kelly

HAZELWOOD, Mo. (KMOX) – Several dozen workers at the Prairie Farms facility in Hazelwood will be losing their jobs this weekend as the company ends production there.

In a cost-cutting move, the company says that as of Monday it will transfer production from the Hazelwood plant to other Prairie Farms plants. It will continue to use the facility as a distribution center.

Prairie Farms says about 66 employees will be provided with severance benefits.

“The decision to transfer production to other Prairie Farms plants will help balance capacity throughout our network of plants,” Ed Mullins, Prairie Farms Executive Vice President and CEO says. “It wasn’t a reflection on the work of the employees. We appreciate their valued service and Prairie Farms is committed to helping everyone through the transition.”

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