Robin Hutchinson takes a photo of her shift friends on break in the J.R. Simplot Co. lunchroom on her last night of work in October 2002, as the first round of permanent layoffs hit the Heyburn processing plant. Simplot provided cake and ice cream, disposable cameras and address books to employees on their last few days of work.
Robin Hutchinson takes a photo of her shift friends on break in the J.R. Simplot Co. lunchroom on her last night of work in October 2002, as the first round of permanent layoffs hit the Heyburn processing plant. Simplot provided cake and ice cream, disposable cameras and address books to employees on their last few days of work. TIMES-NEWS FILE PHOTO
Robin Hutchinson takes a photo of her shift friends on break in the J.R. Simplot Co. lunchroom on her last night of work in October 2002, as the first round of permanent layoffs hit the Heyburn processing plant. Simplot provided cake and ice cream, disposable cameras and address books to employees on their last few days of work. TIMES-NEWS FILE PHOTO

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