The following is excerpted from the Church Newsroom. To read the full article, CLICK HERE.

Plans have been announced to consolidate two Utah cannery operations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in response to changing processing demands. The operations of the Murray Utah Cannery will be consolidated into those of the Harrisville Utah Cannery, effective January 2021.

“Cannery operations continue to be an integral part of the Church’s strategy to support food security initiatives in our communities,” said Guillermo Antivilo, director of the production and distribution division of the Welfare and Self-Reliance Services Department. 

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The consolidation will take advantage of the state-of-the-art equipment and additional processing capacity of the Harrisville facility, dedicated in May 2017, thus increasing both efficiency and output. 

Employees currently working at the Murray Cannery will be reassigned to similar positions in other Church operations. 

The decision to consolidate is based on the increased efficiencies and is not related to the effects of COVID-19.

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