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Pepperidge Farm to close Pennsylvania plant

• Dec 4, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Dec. 4, 1984

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date in 1984:

 

To move all operations to Willard

The closing of a Pepperidge Farm plant in Pennsylvania will mean more work — but no more jobs — at the Willard plant in the near-future.

Pepperidge Farm Inc. announced Monday it will close its plant in New Holland, Pa., putting 40 employees out of work, and shift its operations to the larger Willard facility, in an economy move.

‘The economy move is generated by the fact that it is a larger facility with a larger capacity and would generate an overall savings,” said Scott Maxwell, a company spokesman.

Willard Plant Manager Bob Magnuson said this morning that the move will not result in more workers being hired in this area, but will involve some “reshuffling of current employees.”

 

Village honors Hoyt

(Photo caption) Fairfield Mayor James Ross hangs a plaque honoring Elton Hoyt on the wall of the North Fairfield Library. Friends of the library honored the late Hoyt Monday night. Hoyt was the third person to receive the North Fairfield Distinguished Citizen Award. Diane Morgan received the first award and Van Woodworth was honored last year. Hoyt was the first clerk of the North Fairfield council in the 1930s and was active with the North Fairfield Friends of the Library.

 

Service news

Timothy E. Mack, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earle C. Mack of 2097 Hartland Center Road, Collins, has received a four-year Air Force ROTC scholarship.

He was selected for the scholarship on the basis of comprehensive tests, high school scholastic achievement and extra-curricular activities.

 

Williams Street officially opens

(Photo caption) Mayor Thomas Cochran cut the ribbon Monday morning to officially open the extended Williams Street. Attending the ceremony were Service Director James Cochran, Ashok L. Patel and J.E. D’Annebelle of the N&W Railroad, John Walker, aide to U.S. Rep. Donald Pease, former service director Melvin Shipley, Marvin K. Smith of Smith Paving and Excavating, Mayor Cochran, Finance Director Vernis George, City Engineer Jeff Ketteler and former mayor Wayne Goodsite. Goodsite originally applied for the grant money to extend the street. It now connects with Milan Avenue, giving motorists a bypass to Republic Street and through the Firelands Industrial Park, around the busy U.S. 250-Gallup Avenue intersection.

 

Coming Tuesday -—Dec. 5, 1984: TV dish supporters fight city proposal

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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