Mass layoffs at Gedney Foods, home of 'The Minnesota Pickle'

The cuts will affect Gedney's Chaska pickling plant.
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Gedney Food Company, also known as "The Minnesota Pickle," is making mass layoffs at its pickling plant in Chaska.

The layoffs were confirmed in a WARN notice submitted to the Minnesota Department of Employment Economic Development obtained by BMTN.

It'll impact workers at Gedney's facility at 2100 Stoughton Avenue, with the first round of layoffs happening on July 31, with the rest following on Aug. 30.

In total, 22 positions are included in the layoffs, which includes forklift drivers, machine operators, a quality director and sanitation workers.

The Star Tribune reports that 38 workers across the various impacted roles will lose their jobs.

It's not the first mass layoffs at the plant, with the Business Journals reporting that the company laid off 100 workers in April 2015, cutting its Chaska workforce from 175 to 75 positions.

The company was founded as the M.A. Gedney Pickling Co. in 1880, with the first factory opening in north Minneapolis a year later, MinnPost notes.

Known for its distinctive range of jarred pickles, including its "State Fair" line, the company also produces the pickles for Del Monte and Target's Archer Farms brands

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