Indiana Packers temporarily closing Delphi plant because of COVID-19
Indiana Packers Corporation, a global pork supplier, is temporarily suspending operations at its Delphi plant because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
President and Chief Operating Officer Russ Yearwood says they are committed to being as proactive as possible to ensure the health and safety of workers. Indiana Packers has had a total of 15 confirmed positive cases.
IPC says it will wind down production over the next several days. The suspension is expected to last no longer than two weeks.
The plant processes about 17,300 hogs per day or just over 3% of the daily slaughter capacity.
This is the second pork processing plant in Indiana this week to announce that it will temporary close operations. Tyson in Logansport is also shutting down operations after more than 140 workers tested positive.
In a press release Friday afternoon, IPC officials say they recognize the impact the temporarily closure will have on the community, including important partners in the farming and agriculture industry. IPC intends to restart operations as soon as possible.