Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) visited the home of Philadelphia brand cream cheese in Lowville Wednesday. While parent company Kraft-Heinz was in the midst of closing plants nationwide last week, the company recently it would hire 100 new workers at the plant. Schumer told those already employed their jobs are secure.
Inside the Lowville cream cheese plant, the sweet heavy scent of cream is ever present. Down a hallway, a group of workers in blue uniforms and clear plastic caps spill out of a full room to hear from Schumer.