St. James Plant Closure Confirmed 14 Jan 14

Tony Downs Foods has confirmed that the company’s plant in St. James is closing, and that the work is being moved to a facility owned by Hormel.  A total of 75 jobs will be affected by the closure, and company officials say they are discussing possible future employment opportunities at other locations for those who will lose their jobs. The Tony Downs St. James facility makes Bacon Bits for the Hormel Corporation, and the work is being moved to a new facility owned by Hormel, which will be more cost-effective for that company. Plant production in St. James is expected to end as of May 30th, and Tony Downs is actively seeking new opportunities for the facility.  The company also operates a plant in Madelia.