GARNER, N.C. -- ConAgra Foods Inc. plans to close a Slim Jim production facility in North Carolina that was damaged during a deadly explosion last year.
The Omaha, Neb.-based food manufacturer said Wednesday that the plant in Garner will close in late 2011 and production will move to a facility in Troy, Ohio. The Ohio site will add 190 employees to
its current workforce of nearly 400.
About 750 people worked at Garner's ConAgra facility when a June explosion ripped through the building, killing four people. Contractors had been purging gas lines at the time of the blast.
The company has previously announced that it would lay off 300 of its employees in North Carolina.
ConAgra plans to donate the building and land to spur economic development.
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