Mayor Bob Scott heard the news about BPI's plant closings after Monday evenings city council meeting concluded and says it's a sad day for the company:
Scott says the city will continue to do what it can to support BPI:
Governor Terry Branstad says it's also a sad day for the state of Iowa. He says the fact that a false, misleading smear campaign can destroy a company's reputation overnight should disturb us all.
Branstad says his office will never stop fighting for every single job in this state, and he hopes consumers will understand what a great product lean, finely textured beef truly is. 200 workers were employed at the Waterloo BPI plant.