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Keurig lays off 130 workers, scraps Kold machine


June 7, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Jun. 7, 2016 – The Associated Press is reporting that Keurig Green Mountain, a maker of single-cup coffee machines, is laying off more than 100 workers as it pulls the plug on its Kold home soda machine system after less than a year on the market.

The company is reportedly offering customers refunds for the full purchase price.

Roughly 130 employees will be affected — 108 of them in Vermont — and most of them work on Kold pod manufacturing and related support teams. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said his understanding was that other parts of the company would not be affected.

— With files from The Associated Press

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