BPI Lays Off 86 Corporate Employees
(Dakota Dunes) -- More bad news for Beef Products, Incorporated. Last week you'll recall that B-P-I had to shut down operations and layoff more than 600 employees at their Amarillo, Texas; Garden City, Kansas; and Waterloo, Iowa plants. Now, B-P-I has been forced to eliminate 86 corporate level positions at its headquarters in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota. The latest round of layoffs represents jobs in the accounting, logistics, engineering, and human resources, as well as reductions at the company's machine shop-assembly facility at South Sioux City. Co-founder, Regina Roth says she is deeply saddened by the events, saying: "This causes very personal heatache for us. We are not some big conglomerate, but a small family owned business. We personally know and have worked side by side with these people and our family business will never be the same with this loss." The job losses are directly attributable to a widespread campaign of misinformation against the company and its product, despite ardent support from leading food safety experts and the USDA who remain asertive that Lean Finely Texutured Beef is safe, wholesome and nutritious.