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Layoffs expected at Oak Farms Dairy, 170 workers impacted

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTBS) - KTBS 3 News has confirmed that Oak Farms Dairy in Shreveport will be ending production and phasing out more than 150 positions over the next two months.
According to a spokesperson for Dean Foods, the facility will keep only 25 employees to assist with distribution and sales.

The following statement was released by the Public Affaris Department of Dean Foods:

Dean Foods informed employees yesterday that it is ending production at its Oak Farms plant in Shreveport, LA. Production will be phased out over the next two months. Approximately 170 positions will be eliminated, though we will maintain about 25 positions for local distribution and sales. We are committed to helping employees find new jobs during this transition. We will move the current production volume to other regional Dean Foods facilities, and Oak Farms products will continue to be available in Shreveport. We regret the impact that this decision will have on our employees and our community. The decision to eliminate jobs in any part of our business is never an easy one. We operate in a highly competitive marketplace, so we must run our business in the most efficient way possible.

The last day on the job for the majority of employees working at the Shreveport facility will be May 14th.

Oak Farms Dairy is housed in the old Foremost Dairy Plant on Interstate Drive.

Stay with KTBS 3 News and ktbs.com for more details as they become available.

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