TRENTON, Mo. – Just months after an announcement that hundreds would be without jobs, a small northwest Missouri town received good news late last week.
In January, officials with ConAgra announced plans to close its plant in Trenton, Missouri.
The move was slated to affect more than 275 jobs.
Last week, the Missouri Department of Economic Development announced Nestle has reached a tentative deal with ConAgra to purchase the plant and a production line in the building. The deal will keep up to 150 jobs in Trenton.
“This announcement by Nestlé could not have come at a better time for the economic future of our community,” Trenton Mayor Nick McHargue said in a news release. “I’m very excited this will happen and improve the business climate of Trenton and the region. This will help improve the quality of life for all of our citizens.”
Officials hope to finalize the deal. Nestle officials say they’ve already started the hiring process.