Longmont’s Butterball Plant Nears Closure

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The city of Longmont is bracing for a big economic hit. The Butterball turkey plant -- a mainstay there since 1950 -- will close its doors in a few days. Three-hundred-and-fifty people will lose their jobs -- one of the single biggest layoffs in Colorado since the recession hit. The closure will also leave nearly 27 acres in downtown empty. Tony Kindelspire, business editor at the Longmont Times-Call, speaks with Ryan Warner.

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