Bay Valley Foods, a subsidiary of TreeHouse Foods, Inc., Oak Brook, Ill., announced its intent to close its Ayer, Mass., facility. Production is expected to cease in the first quarter of 2017, with full closure of the facility expected in the third quarter of 2017.

The Ayer facility has approximately 100 employees and primarily produces regionally branded and private label spoonable dressings. The closure is the result of ongoing manufacturing network analysis by the company to maintain competitive costs, service levels and product quality. Products produced at the Ayer facility will be moved to other manufacturing facilities within the company's existing network.