Lewiston to Lose 160 Jobs at Jim Beam Facility
The makers of Jim Beam bourbon announced that it will shut down production at its Lewiston facility and shift that work to a facility in Kentucky. 160 people work in the Beam’s plant in Lewiston that makes Pinnacle Vodka and Calico Jack Rum.
By consolidating the work in Kentucky, the company will save money and create 45 new jobs in Kentucky. As for those new jobs in Kentucky, there are some, if a Lewiston employee wanted to relocate, they could apply for.
It has been a hard week for Lewiston and employment. Geiger announced they were going to shut down their manufacturing business in Lewiston and laying-off up to 100 people.