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Agriprocessors head to resign

The chief executive officer of the United States’ largest kosher meatpacking plant will step down.

 

Sholom Rubashkin will resign as head of Agriprocessors Inc. after a search for a new CEO is completed, the company announced Friday.

 

“The best course of action for the company, its employees, the local community and our customers is to bring new leadership to Agriprocessors,” Aaron Rubashkin, the owner of Agriprocessors, Inc., said. He is the father of Sholom Rubashkin.

 

The company made the announcement two weeks after federal authorities staged the largest single-site immigration raid in history.

A company statement said that Agriprocessors is conducting an independent investigation of the immigration issues and is cooperating fully with the government.

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