Stayton, Or. – 485 workers at the NORPAC plant in Stayton have received a reprieve. The company announced in August it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, sell its assets to Oregon Potato Company, close the plant and lay off workers on October 31st.
NORPAC’s Al Lave said today workers were informed last week production will continue until approximately November 27th, the day before Thanksgiving. The plant has been in Stayton for 95 years, starting out as the Stayton Canning Company in 1924.
The Stayton/Sublimity Chamber of Commerce posted this message on its Facebook page:
Norpac Foods Inc has been such a integral part of our local community for years. Last year, for the second time, they were presented with the Large Business of the Year award on behalf of the Stayton Sublimity Chamber and the communities we serve. We just want to take a moment to say “Thank you” once again for everything they have provided to our community,knowing as we turn the page of history, their legacy will live on. #bittersweet