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.