Coors to Cut Memphis Work Force

Adolph Coors Company is cutting back jobs at its Memphis plant, and plans to eliminate 80 to 90 jobs in a 20% work force reduction, with a company-stated goal to “improve competitiveness and create greater efficiency.” Early retirement will be an option for some, based on the number of years employees have worked for the brewer. Coors acquired the Memphis plant from Stroh Brewing Company in 1990. Its principal products are Zima and Coors N-A nonalcoholic beverage, and Coors Light and Coors Original beers are also packaged there.