Bob Evans Closing Two Ohio Plants

The company says it will try to find new jobs for the 100 employees expected to be impacted by the plant closures.(Photo: Flickr)
The company says it will try to find new jobs for the 100 employees expected to be impacted by the plant closures.(Photo: Flickr)

Bob Evans says it will close two food production plants in Ohio next year and beef up its production at a Texas facility.

The New Albany-based restaurant and food company plans to shut down plants in Springfield and Bidwell in southern Ohio next summer as it focuses on convenience foods, packaged side dishes and other higher-growth opportunities.

The move will affect about 110 employees. The company says it will try to place some of them in other jobs with Bob Evans. Bob Evans recently decided to keep its headquarters in central Ohio after incentive offers from Texas.

Comments
  • Icsman49

    Why should the same Ohioans who made good ol’ Bob a millionaire many times over continue to plunk down their dollars at Bob Evans restaurants now that the chain has become just another Buckeye parasite? The news that Bob Evans restaurants would rather employ illegals working in Texas production plants versus employing Ohioans proves that the company has no allegience to its bithplace. I knew the man that founded the company. He undoubtedly is turning in his grave.