Borden Dairy announced the closure of two production facilities, one of which is in Alabama.

The Dothan, Ala. plant and the Hattiesburg, Miss. plant will close no later than Oct. 2, this year.

The company said the decision to close New Dairy Alabama LLC was a difficult one, but after determining Borden Dairy could no longer support continued operations, it was a decision that had to be made.

"The Company is committed to assisting the affected employees through the transition by offering notification pay, job transition support and the opportunity to apply for roles at other locations," Borden Dairy said in a statement.

The company also said many associated distribution branches will also close.

Borden Dairy will no longer produce products in Alabama, but no reason was given for the decision.

The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2020, claiming structural changes to the retail and dairy industries were to blame. In court filings, Borden said large retailers producing their own dairy products and competition with non-dairy products has created less of a demand for its products.

Products include milk, sour cream, dips, cultured products, juices and more.

Borden Dairy is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Borden products are distributed to various retailers in Alabama, including Walmart, Winn-Dixie, Big Lots, CVS, Walgreens, Piggly Wiggly and other grocery and convenience stores.

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