Thursday, February 22, 2007

Hershey: Rally This Saturday; Company Confirms Smiths Falls Plant Closure

Rally: Saturday February 24th
at 10:00am
The Chocolate Shoppe
Smiths Falls

Support your town and community, and buy some chocolate.

Hershey today confirmed that the Smiths Falls factory will close, with a phased shutdown beginning later this year and some operations continuing into 2008. The company has pledged to work with government to help the workers who will lose their jobs.

While this may seem to pre-empt the need for the planned rally at Hershey this Saturday, it's still worthwhile to show up, to show the workers your support and to demonstrate to Hershey that we don't particularly want to buy Mexican chocolate.