Newport Trauth plant to close down production operation

The owners of the Louis Trauth Dairy plant on 11th St. in Newport announced Thursday that it will be shutting down production operations at the plant.

According to a statement from Dean Foods, the owner of the plant, production will be phased out over the next three months, with production expected to end by August 26. Cooler, Freezer, Distribution, Sales and Administration operations will continue to be conducted from that plant.

80 positions will be eliminated as a result of this shut down. 190 positions will remain at the plant in the other offices.

The current products being made at the plant will continue to be made at other Dean Foods plants.

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