Reporter: Mark Kelly l Videographer: Parker Slaybaugh
Bedford, VA - Monday was the last day on the production line for workers at Brooks Food Group. The Bedford plant, formerly Golden West Foods, is the most recent manufacturer in our area to shut down.
According to the Virginia Workforce Network, 119 people are losing their jobs. Of course, if you drive by Brooks Food this week, you may see some activity. But an employee in management did confirm with ABC 13 Monday that 90% of the workforce did put in their last day Monday.
Brooks is a supplier of frozen foods to multi-unit restaurant chains. In a press release, the company states competitive pricing, commodity pricing and losing a big account hurt the company
Several in management at Brooks declined an on-camera interview. Employees are reluctant to talk on-camera too. Many are still holding out hope new owners will step in and they could get back to work.