Con Agra To Close Dunkirk, Fredonia Carriage House Plants By 2015

The Carriage House plants in Dunkirk and Fredonia will be closing by 2015, according to information from area union and Con Agra officials.

A former chief executive officer of Red Wing in Fredonia was disappointed to hear the news this morning of the closing of Carriage House in both Dunkirk and the village.

“That’s awful news for the community and the people working there,” said Doug Manly, former chief executive officer of Red Wing in Fredonia.

Manly succeeded Ed Steele, whose father helped build the 101-year-old company.

The closings of the two Carriage House plants in Dunkirk and Fredonia will take place by 2015, according to information from area union and Con Agra officials.

Currently, both locations employ nearly 400 workers. Work from the two plants will be moved to the location in Bucknor, Ky.

Announcements regarding the closings began this morning with the third shifts and would be continuing throughout the day. The closings will be done by departments with a final closing target of February. Once a department is closed, the production lines will be taken down and shipped to other locations.