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Published October 29, 2012, 01:08 PM

Pepsi shutting down Fargo bottling operation, eliminating 16 jobs

FARGO – PepsiCo is ending its bottling operation in Fargo, a move that will eliminate 16 jobs, but the company’s warehouse and sales staff will remain.

By: Dave Olson, INFORUM, Forum Staff Reports, inforum.com

FARGO – PepsiCo is ending its bottling operation in Fargo, a move that will eliminate 16 jobs, but the company’s warehouse and sales staff will remain.

The change will take effect Thursday, said Vincent Bozek, a PepsiCo spokesman.

Bozek said 302 warehouse and sales jobs will remain after the bottling operation shuts down at the PepsiCo plant at 3802 15th Ave. N.

“This was a tough decision that was done with considerable thought and was necessary for the long-term health of our business,” Bozek said.

“We’re committed to supporting the people who were affected by this action by offering relocation assistance and outplacement training, including resume support and career coaching. Our warehouse and sales positions will remain intact in Fargo,” he added.

Bozek said the bottling that was being done in Fargo will be moved to other parts of the country’s North American bottling network.

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