Tennessee sausage factory announces 2021 closing

The Tennessee Pride Sausage plant in Dickison announced it will close in the fall of 2021. / (WTVF)

DICKSON, Tenn. (WVLT/WTVF) -- The Tennessee Pride Sausage plant in Dickison announced it will close in the fall of 2021.

The factory currently has nearly 350 employees. ConAgra officials said the sausage-making operations are planned to be moved to a facility in Jackson, WTVF reported.

Officials released a statement and said the decision was made after a full analysis of the sausage-making operations:

ConAgra full statement:
"Today we informed employees at our Dickson, TN, facility that we intend to close the facility in the fall of 2021. We made this decision following a thorough analysis of our overall facility footprint and the need to operate as efficiently and competitively as possible across the company. As is always the case when we make a decision like this, we have the utmost consideration for our employees and how they will be affected. It is important to us that we treat impacted employees fairly and with a high degree of respect."