D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Co.'s plant in Allegany County, which makes a variety of cookies and crackers, will close at year's end, eliminating 51 jobs.
The company said it will close the Cuba plant and combine the site's manufacturing into "higher production facilities" in York, Pa., and Santa Ana, Calif. The company is headquartered in York, where it made its first animal crackers in 1871.
D.F. Stauffer, which is a division of a Japan-based company, has operated the Cuba plant since 1998. Employees will be offered the opportunity to transfer to the other two plants.
In a notice filed with the state Labor Department, D.F. Stauffer said the majority of the employees are expected to be laid off Dec. 29, while some will remain with the plant until June 2018.