TreeHouse Foods, Inc., Oak Brook, Ill., announced its intention to close a facility in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, and reduce its manufacturing footprint in Battle Creek, Mich. The decision follows an analysis of the company's plant network to align operations with the current and future needs of its customers and eliminate excess manufacturing capacity.
The Delta facility employs approximately 90 people and produces frozen griddle products for the North American retail grocery segment. Production is expected to cease in early 2018.
The Battle Creek facility produces ready-to-eat cereal, primarily for the North American retail grocery segment. The partial closure will affect approximately 100 of the current 160 employees over a 15-month period beginning in January 2017.
Both the Battle Creek and Delta griddle facilities were part of the company's acquisition of the ConAgra Foods private brands business in February.