Sintons Dairy Foods announces plan to close Eagle facility
Sinton’s Dairy Foods plans to close its Eagle operation and lay off the nine employees at the site.
The Eagle operation is located at 10 Eagle Park East Drive in the Eagle Commercial Park. The company made the announcement March 16 when it sent out letters to mayors in Colorado Springs, Denver and Eagle. In total 122 employees will be laid off — two-thirds of the company’s work force.
Sintons is a Colorado Springs-based company that dates back to the 1870s. According to a report in the Colorado Springs Gazette, Sintons plans to exit the fresh milk production business and shift to making extended-shelf-life milk. The Colorado Springs-based dairy will continue to produce cottage cheese and sour cream, and immediately is beginning “a major investment” to produce a different kind of milk that will last three times longer on store shelves, said Fred Stern, a spokesman for Borden Dairy Co., Sinton’s parent company in Dallas.
The longer shelf life results from how the milk is pasteurized and packaged, he said.
The Gazette story said Sinton’s has notified the International Brotherhood of Teamsters – the union that represents its employees – of the layoff; affected workers will receive a severance package and other transition benefits.
Employees were notified last Monday, March 16 about the layoffs.