Tropicana to move jobs from Fort Pierce plant to Bradenton

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Published: Jul. 20, 2022 at 5:01 PM EDT
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BRADENTON Fla. (WWSB) - Citing a decrease in crops, Tropicana announced that it will be ceasing production jobs at its plant in Fort Pierce.

The shut down will occur around Sept. 13, 2022 and union reps in Bradenton have been notified. Employees at Fort Pierce were laid off on July 15, the company said, but they will be paid through September.

Florida citrus crops have struggled in the last few years and the shortage of crops resulted in the jobs being removed from the company.

Tropicana says it will remain open, but will not be processing fruit in Fort Pierce this year.

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