Hormel President and CEO Jeff Ettinger announced today that the company will close its Diamond Crystal plant in Perrysburg, Ohio this summer.
Ettinger said the decision was made knowing the company will lose its agreement with Diamond Crystal, to sell the Splenda sweetener brand, on June 30th.
The plant, which will shut down before the end of the summer, leaving 126 workers without a job.
Diamond Crystal is in Hormel??s specialty foods division.