11-14-17 saputo cheese plant closing-county executive react

The Fond du Lac County executive says he was saddened to hear the news that Saputo Cheese was closings its Fond du Lac manufacturing plant.  The company announced last week the East Scott Street plant would be closing by next May leaving 126 employees out of work.   County executive Al Buechel worked at the plant more than 50 years ago when it was Tolibia Cheese.  “Its one of our community icons,  Buechel told WFDL news.  “You just hate to see this happen.”  Buechel says the news is a reminder of the importance of encouraging local companies to modernize and expand their facilities.