Swanton meat packing plant closes

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The meat packing plant in Swanton is closed again.

Green Mountain Packing, which was formerly known as Swanton Packing, was the only slaughterhouse in Franklin County.

The plant had closed in January and reopened with new owners in May. But the new owner, Rosaire Laroche, says the plant just didn’t make enough money.

Laroche says larger slaughterhouses in New York and Pennsylvania can process animals more cheaply than smaller operations.

The closure means the loss of jobs for more than 20 people.

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