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on April 29, 2020

Hormel to furlough 150 employees at Illinois plant

Company cites dramatic decline in foodservice demand, aims to bring workers back as business recovers

Hormel Foods Corp. said it would furlough 150 of its 500 employees at Fontanini Foods in McCook, Illinois, effective May 4.

Fontanini Foods supplies Italian food products to foodservice venues such as restaurants, hotels, sports arenas, colleges and universities, which have seen a dramatic decline as a result of the…

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