According to media reports, the plant is expected to close within two months and move their operations to London.
About 140 employees will be affected.
Mayor Jackson called the news disappointing and has been in touch with the Pennyrile Area Development District and Madisonville-Hopkins County Economic Development staff to have a rapid response team in place to assist the Goldenrod employees.
Here is his statement in its entirety:
MADISONVILLE, KY- Mayor David Jackson has released the following statement regarding Borden’s recent announcement of the closure of their Madisonville milk manufacturing plant.
“For decades Goldenrod Dairy has played a critical role in the community’s viability, providing good paying jobs for hardworking women and men and contributing to a better quality of life for the residents of Madisonville and Hopkins County.
The news that production will cease and the Madisonville plant will close is disappointing. It has been an incredible part of Madisonville’s history and a testament to the commitment of the local workers.
My heart goes out to every worker and family affected by this decision. This is, no doubt, a very difficult time, but I am hopeful for these women and men. We have already been in touch with the Pennyrile Area Development District and Madisonville-Hopkins County Economic Development staff and we are working with them to get the Rapid Response Team in place to assist employees with training and other needs. Our main concern now is trying to work with the employees and their families to make the transition as smooth as possible. However, I will continue to work diligently for much needed investment in our local economy and bring good paying jobs like these back to our city.”