As if times weren’t already hard in ENC it’s going to get tougher for nearly 100 more people. Man, it sucks when a staple of a community for so long suddenly disappears.
Nearly 100 workers at the Maola Plant in New Bern learned Wednesday that they will be losing their jobs.
The company announced it will be closing its New Bern plant on July 27, and 98 positions will be eliminated. Maola says it is relocating its operations to High Point and Newport News, Va.
The company says it’s being forced to consolidate because of a decline in milk consumption and the competitive dairy market. Company spokeswoman Alyssa Brass says the relocation of the facilities will bring them closer to their consumers.
Maola started in Washington, NC in 1935.