Del Monte Foods to Close its Doors in Plymouth

One of the nation’s largest producers of branded food products is closing its operations in Plymouth.

According to information released Tuesday from Del Monte Foods, the Plymouth facility will close Feb. 1, 2018. Del Monte Foods Chief Operating Officer Dave Meyers said the plant has been a fixture in the Plymouth community for 35 years. He added that the company appreciates the work of the dedicated employees and the many years of community support.

Tomato processing operations will be shifted to a plant in Hanford, California. According to the company, the transition will enable Del Monte to align its operations with demand for tomato products.

The closure will affect 107 full-time employees. Officials say production will cease on or about Nov. 10, but warehouse and distribution activities will continue until the facility officially closes on Feb. 1.