Food manufacturer and distributor Del Monte Foods Inc. plans to close its tomato processing plant in Plymouth, IN by Feb. 1, 2018 as it shifts its processing activities to its facility in Hanford, CA, the company announced via press release Tuesday.
“Del Monte Foods is proud of its more than 35 years in Plymouth, and we thank the dedicated employees and the Plymouth community for its support over the years,” Dave Meyers, chief operating officer of Del Monte Foods, said in a statement. “While this decision was a difficult one, we are committed to continuing to meet consumers’ ongoing demands for high-quality products at a reasonable value.”
107 full-time employees at the Plymouth facility will be impacted by the decision, according to Del Monte, when production halts there by Nov. 10, 2017. All warehousing and distribution from the site will cease by Feb. 1 next year.
The plant contains five production lines that produce 11 million cases of Del Monte, Contadina, and private label products per year, according to Del Monte’s website.