Beech-Nut to leave Canajoharie, staying upstate

By By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CANAJOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) - The big white Beech-Nut factory has dominated the little Mohawk River village of Canajoharie since
horse-and-buggy days, making everything from chewing gum to baby
food.

Now after 118 years, Beech-Nut is planning to move to a state-of-the-art factory about 20 miles east. The new factory will allow Beech-Nut to pump up baby food production and is expected to provide a shot in the arm for this struggling patch of upstate New York east of Albany. It looks like a winning deal all around - except for the 2,200 people in Canajoharie.

Operations could start migrating by late summer and the move should be complete by the second quarter of 2010.

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