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Del Monte closing corn-packing plant in northern Illinois

Del Monte closing corn-packing plant in northern Illinois

Updated: August 21, 2019 10:34 AM

Del Monte Foods 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 Tuesday the closing of the Mendota plant is part of a restructuring. Del Monte also will close a plant in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, and sell one in Cambria, Wisconsin. It says production will end at the end of the current pack season.

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