By The Philly Public Record
– The legendary Kraft/Nabisco factory at the corner of Roosevelt Boulevard & Byberry Road may be closing. The sweet smells from this factory have enchanted the noses of Roosevelt Boulevard drivers and neighbors for years. Owners of the factory announced they were looking to close the plant and move the production to Mexico.
Elected officials have sprung into action to help save the plant. Sen. Stack, Reps. Brendan and KEVIN BOYLE, COUNCILMEN BRIAN O’NEILL and BOBBY HENON have asked for a meeting with the company, city, and state economic-development officials. Last week, JOHN LAZAR of Bakers & Confectionery Workers Union Local 492 and HANK McKAY of Local 6 joined the elected officials outside of the factory to urge state and city officials to help save the factory and the jobs of 300 workers at Mondelez Plant in N.E. Phila. Stack wants Governor’s Action Team to open negotiations aimed at saving plant.