Bemis Co. Inc. closing Illinois plant

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Bemis Co. Inc. is closing a plastic film and sheet plant in Bellwood, Ill., as part of the company's larger restructuring.

The Neenah, Wis.-based company has filed a notice with the state under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act indicating a total of 52 workers at the site will lose their jobs on March 31.

The closure is part of a larger push by the company to cut costs and optimize manufacturing capacity. Last year, Bemis indicated it would close a total of four plants with work at those facilities being transferred to other locations.

The company also is consolidating office space, reducing administrative positions and cutting other costs such warehouse and transportation.

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