TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY FOLGER'S PLANT CLOSING AND MOVING TO NEW ORLEANS!!!
Thanks to a RATHER AWESOME TKC TIPSTERS I'm able to break some horrible Kansas City news that hopefully inspires Kansas City people into action.
Remember that not so long ago Smucker purchased the Folgers brand for $3.3 billion.
When the purchase went down they promised to keep the KC Plant despite rampant speculation.
NOW THE PLANT IS SLATED TO MOVE TO NEW ORLEANS AND KANSAS CITY WILL LOSE 200 JOBS!!!
Even worse, the smell of coffee downtown will also move with the plant. The move slated for June of 2012 . . . Or sooner. So I'm hoping that locals will perk up and try to offer the company something to reconsider their decision.
The Folger's Plant is part of Downtown Kansas City History and losing it would undoubtedly be a major blow to Kansas City's brand.
Update: Smucker to close 4 plants, cut 700 jobs by 2012