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Tupperware Announces Closure of Last U.S. Factory, Moves Production to Mexico

Due to financial difficulties, American kitchenware manufacturer Tupperware is closing its last factory in the United States and moving production to Mexico.

Plastic product brands lay off Approx. 150 According to local NBC news, workers at the Hemingway, South Carolina, plant will continue to work from September 28 until the plant’s permanent closure on January 14, 2025.

Tupperware Brands told the outlet that qualifying employees will be offered severance or early retirement benefits, while the company is seeking to connect other laid-off employees with local businesses at job fairs.

“It is important to note that this decision is not a reflection of Hemingway’s performance. [team]”We are grateful to each and every one of our valued team members and the years of contributions they have dedicated to our sales team and the company,” a company representative said.

The 78-year-old, who popularized pyramid schemes by recruiting housewives to sell food containers and other products at parties, said the company plans to “take advantage of Mexico’s low wages.” Daily Mail report.

Production will be moved to Lerma, about 35 miles west of Mexico City.

“We have always been a people-driven business, and we are taking significant steps to ensure we value our Hemingway team,” Tupperware said. Daily Mail.

Some social media users blamed “Biden economics” for the factory closures.