Guinness To Close Baltimore County Manufacturing Facility This Summer


The Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Taproom will remain open. (Credit: Google/ Google Maps)

BALTIMORE COUNTY - Diageo, the parent company of Guinness, announced on Monday that they will close the Guinness manufacturing facility in Baltimore County this summer.

"After careful consideration and analysis of our supply footprint, we have made the difficult decision to permanently close our manufacturing facility in Relay, Maryland. In order to ensure long-term sustainable growth for Diageo, we are optimizing our existing operations across North America to meet evolving consumer preferences," a Diageo spokesperson in a statement.

The Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Halethorpe will remain open and will not be impacted, according to Diageo.

"We do not take these decisions lightly and recognize the impact on our employees. For those affected, we are providing support in the form of severance packages, outplacement assistance, and employee assistance resources, as well as information on open roles across our organization," The statement added.

The company clarified that the manufacturing facility is set to close by June. Diageo said that about 97 employees will be impacted.

"We have been part of the Baltimore community for many years and will continue to be an active member through our work at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery, contributing to local tourism and the economy and supporting local charitable organizations," Diageo said.

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