Arkansas Family Dollar facility tied to rodent infestation closing for good
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Family Dollar shuttered an Arkansas distribution facility after federal health officials discovered a rodent infestation that potentially contaminated several products.
The company began permanently closing the West Memphis facility, which employed more than 300 workers, on Wednesday, Travis McNail, vice president of human resources at Dollar Tree, said in a letter to West Memphis Mayor Marco McClendon. Dollar Tree owns and operates Family Dollar locations.
Dollar Tree did not respond to FOX Business' request for comment.
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Employment separations are expected to begin in July, McNail added.
The vast majority of terminations, about 230, will occur on July 17. Another 90 employees will be let go by October "as a result of the closure," the letter continued.