SLEEPY EYE — Del Monte has announced that it will be closing its peas and corn canning plant at Sleepy Eye.
Production will stop at the Sleepy Eye plant and at one in Mendota, Illinois, at the end of the packing season this fall.
The closings are part of a restructuring of Del Monte’s U.S. supply chain, according to a news release from Del Monte Pacific Limited, the parent company of Del Monte Foods.
The plant closings will allow Del Monte to use the capacity at its other plans to focus on brand growth and innovation, according to the release.
The Sleepy Eye plant opened in 1930 and processes peas and corn grown by more than 300 different farmers on more than 22,000 acres, according to the Del Monte Foods website.