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Bellisio Foods closing down in Austin, 100 employees affected

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AUSTIN, Minn. (KTTC) -

A big shutdown for Austin Tuesday with Bellisio Foods, Inc. closing operations there.

The closing will affect about 100 employees.

The company began operations in Austin in 2013 after buying the Austin Packaging Company.

The facility there currently manufactures frozen food products for retail, restaurant, and foodservice companies.

In a statement today Bellisio says it notified employees today and is offering them help in finding other work.

Operations will cease in early April and the building will be sold.

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Bellisio will continue operations at its other plants in Ohio and California.

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