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CURTICE BURNS ANNOUNCES CONSOLIDATION OF DENVER MEAT SNACKS DIVISION

 ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Curtice Burns Foods (AMEX: CBI) today announced that it will be consolidating production facilities for its Denver-based Meat Snacks division. The manufacturing facility in Denver, located at 208 S. Kalamath St., will be closed and all production moved to its Albany, Ore., facility. Headquarters for Curtice Burns Meat Snacks will remain in Denver. The consolidation should be completed by the end of June 1993.
 Office and staff positions also will be consolidated, with a total of 81 hourly and 20 staff positions affected. Hourly personnel are represented by the Teamsters Union and Meat Snacks officials will be working with union representatives to discuss employee wage and benefit issues. Personnel will be added in the Albany plant and the company is currently reviewing applications from any production employee interested in transferring to that location.
 "These are always difficult decisions to make," said Curtice Burns President David J. McDonald, "but, in order to remain competitive, we must continue to look at the most efficient means of production."
 John Porter, president of the Meat Snacks division, added, "This in no way reflects upon the quality and efforts of our employees, who have done an outstanding job, but only on the cost economies a consolidation can produce."
 The Denver facility was acquired by Curtice Burns when it bought Lowrey's Meat Snacks in December 1988, but it had been in use by Lowrey's since 1955 when its production consisted of pork rinds and roasted nuts. In 1990, Lowrey's was merged with Albany-based Smoke Craft, an earlier Curtice Burns acquisition, to form the Curtice Burns Meat Snacks division, the largest beef jerky and second largest meat specialty company in the country. Meat jerky products have been produced in Denver and will now move to the Albany plant. No plans have yet been announced for the 57,000-square-foot production facility.
 Curtice Burns Meat Snacks manufactures beef jerky and snack sausages under the Lowrey's, BigHorn, Denver Dan, Smoke Craft, Trailblazer, Long Rider and Red Dragon labels.
 Curtice Burns Foods processes and markets 24 product lines of regional branded, private label and foodservice products through nine autonomously managed divisions and 55 plants and warehouses located throughout the United States and Western Canada.
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 /CONTACT: Bea B. Slizewski of Curtice Burns Foods, 716-383-1850 or 716-442-8591 after hours/
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