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Mayfield Dairy Plant in Georgia Set to Close

The Mayfield Dairy plant located in Georgia is set to close by the end of the year.

The Mayfield Dairy plant located in Georgia is set to close by the end of the year.

The plant, located in Braselton, Ga. will close and ultimately lay off 108 employees, according to a letter sent to Mayor Bill Orr from Dean Foods, owner of Mayfield.

The letter said layoffs will begin in mid-September and continue through November 30. The company did not immediately release why the plant will close.

According to KnoxNews, Mayfield Dairy “was founded in 1910 Athens, Tenn. where it is headquartered and sold to Dean Foods in 1990. It produces a variety of dairy products, including milk and ice cream.”

Earlier this year, Dean Foods terminated contracts with over 140 farms across the U.S. in May. At the time, an ‘overabundance of milk in the market’ was cited as the reason for the cuts.

Dean Foods subsidiary companies include Mayfield Dairy, Purity, Land O’Lakes, Dairy Pure, TruMoo and many other regional and national brands.

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    Nelda Smith

    September 3, 2018 at 8:35 am

    We were a Dairy / Jersey Milk supplier for Mayfield until the early ’70’s. After over 50 years in the dairy farm business we had to get out of the business for the same reasons…we were not making enough money to pay for feed and herd upkeep. We had 98 Jersey Cows milked twice a day – all by our family – and hated getting out of the business. To this day we only buy Mayfield Dairy Products because we know their strict standards insure the best quality of their products. I am saddened that the Mayfield Plant in Braselton, GA. is closing. Look for higher prices on your store shelves.

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      Anita

      September 13, 2018 at 6:13 pm

      This breaks my heart as well. We love Mayfield and I was completely shocked.

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    Theresa Swartz

    September 3, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Sorry for all those folks losing their jobs. Prayers they find something else quickly.

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