Nalley's Closing Its Chili Plant In Tacoma - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Nalley's Closing Its Chili Plant In Tacoma

TACOMA, Wash. - Pinnacle Foods Group says it's closing the Nalley's chili and beans plant in Tacoma. The Mountain Lakes, N.J.-based company announced Friday that it is moving the operation to its Armour brand canned meat plant in Fort Madison, Iowa.

Pinnacle says that when it bought Birds Eye Foods a year ago that resulted in it having two meat canning plants that turned out similar products. It says that to reduce excess capacity, it decided to just have one plant, and Fort Madison has the best production capabilities.

Nalley's has been part of Tacoma since Marcus Nalley founded the company there in 1918. Pinnacle says the 160 people who work at the Tacoma plant will have a chance to apply for other jobs in the company.

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