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Del Monte Foods to sell its vegetable processing plant in Cambria

Posted at 11:24 AM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 12:24:14-04

MENDOTA, Ill. (AP) — Del Monte Foods will sell its vegetable processing plant in Cambria, Wisconsin.

Del Monte also will close a corn-packing plant in north central Illinois, idling more than 600 full-time and seasonal employees.

Parent company Del Monte Pacific Ltd. announced the closing of the Mendota plant is part of a restructuring. Del Monte also will close a plant in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. It said production will end at the end of the current pack season.

Del Monte Pacific CEO Joselito D. Campos Jr. said the "restructuring is a necessary step for us to remain competitive in a rapidly changing marketplace."

The La Salle News-Tribune reported the Mendota plant employs about 30 salaried and 100 hourly workers and up to 550 seasonal workers. It said layoffs there will begin in October.