Bob Evans Farms closes Illinois facility
August 10, 2010
COLUMBUS, OHIO — Bob Evans Farms is closing a food production facility in Galva, Ill., as the result of excess capacity and diminishing supply in the live sow market.
“This was a very difficult decision,” said Mike Townsley, president of Bob Evans Food Products. “We have great employees at our Galva facility, and we have a long history there. Our business model needs to adapt to these tough market conditions. We need to manage our assets to stay competitive long term.”
The facility was one of five fresh sausage production facilities for Bob Evans Farms, and production from the facility will be distributed among the other four facilities.