Del Monte Foods to Shutter Central Wisconsin Facility

Feb. 28, 2024
Closure of the facility will result in the layoff of 90 employees.

According to a WARN notice filed with the state of Wisconsin, Del Monte Foods Inc. will permanently close its Markesan, Wis.-area plant this spring, resulting in the layoff of 90 employees there.

The company filed the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) letter earlier this week with the state of Wisconsin but did not cite any specific reason for the closure or any additional actions to be taken. It was unclear what type of operations occur at the facility at presstime.

The first layoffs will begin on or around Apr. 26, 2024, the letter stated, and that none of the affected employees were represented by a union.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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