Dean Foods to close Thief River Falls milk plant, lay off 52 workers

June 5, 2018 GMT

Dean Foods is closing its milk processing plant in Thief River Falls and is laying off 52 workers as a result.

The plant, which also processes milk for Land OLakes, will close by Oct. 15, according to a notice filed Tuesday by Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The company is laying off the employees in rounds. The first group of employees were let go last week. Layoffs will continue throughout the summer.

Some of the affected workers are represented by the Teamsters Local 120 union. Both union and non-union workers are losing their jobs. Dean Foods, which is closing the plant permanently, could not be immediately reached for comment.