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U.S. Foodservice to Close Pennsylvania Center



The second largest distributorship based in Columbia, MD, will close a distribution center here in March, eliminating 131 jobs, the company told state officials.

The company said so-called "normal operations" at the plant would end by March 31, 2006.

Earlier this week U.S. Foodservice announced that it intends to close its foodservice supplies manufacturing facility in Scotia, NY.

In a letter to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workforce Investment, quoted by local media, U.S. Foodservice said 131 workers were affected, but that a "small number of non-union employees" will stay on until September 2006 "to wind down operations."

The distributorship, which also has facilities in Greensburg and Altoona, bought the center in 2001.

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