Workers were told the Meadow Brook Dairy plant on Buffalo Road have been told that the plant will close later this year. It’s believed that workers were told around 8:30 this morning. Some drivers were told when they returned from their routes according to Erie Znews Now and calls we got from several plant workers.
If that happens, it would end an operation that has existed for decades in the region and played a key role in the growth of the Country Fair convenience store chain who has not commented or returned our calls.
Multiple attempts to contact Dean Foods which now runs the plant have not been returned.
This closure is part of s loss of business from a Walmart decision to open its own Midwest plant and not buy local milk products that had carried its labels.