Bunge, a soybrean processing plant, has announced it plans to stop processing soybeans and shut the plant down, resulting in the loss of Illinois manufacturing jobs.
The shutdown is permanent.
Bunge has been an employer in the Danville, Illinois area for decades. They have almost 300 employees, and although 100 jobs are cut now, outlook on the rest of the employees’ statuses has yet to be decided.
“We have to work with the union on (identifying) the hourly employees,” said Deb Sidell, spokeswoman for St. Louis-based Bunge North America, told Commercial-News.com.