Kellogg Company, the $14 billion global snack food giant, has embarked on a perilous path that threatens the very principles and values that its founder W.K. Kellogg envisioned a century ago. Under the guise of yet another restructuring program and led by its CEO, John Bryant, Kellogg is closing factories, cutting production lines, locking out workers, taking uncompromising and unreasonable stands at collective bargaining tables throughout the world and is even turning its back on its hometown of Battle Creek, Michigan.
pan>Kellogg has announced the closings of plants in Ontario, Australia and Charlotte, N.C. and production line closures in Wrexham, UK and Cincinnati, Ohio. Meanwhile, as part of its global restructuring plan, Kellogg will shift production to low wage countries. It has opened up a state of the art cereal plant in Mexicali, Mexico, its fourth plant in Mexico; announced the expansion of a plant in Thailand, and the building of a new plant in Malaysia.