The Country Fresh milk processing plant in Livonia is closing and more than 150 employees will be out of work.
Country Fresh is owned by Dean Foods based in Texas. It is the second largest processor of fluid milk in the U.S. behind Nestle.
Dean Foods is closing a total of seven similar plants in seven states including Kentucky, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Minnesota.
160 workers in Livonia are losing their jobs, but there is also a distribution center where the union president says some workers may be able to relocate.
But many of the workers are in their 50s and 60s and will have a tough time finding new jobs.
The president says they have a meeting on July 11 with the company to work out severance terms, extended health care and pay based on their years of service.
7 Action News contacted Dean Foods in Texas for comment and have not heard back.
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