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on October 5, 2009

Pilgrim’s Pride to close Alabama plant

Closure one of many in several months

Reports indicate the Pilgrim's Pride chicken processing plant in Athens, Ala., will be closing. The move will leave hundreds without work.

This comes after the company’s filing for reorganization bankruptcy and its recent closing of several other plants. The combined closings impact more than 4,000 employees.

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