Sen. Carper Statement on Millsboro Vlasic Pickle Plant Closure

DOVER – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) released a statement following the announcement that Pinnacle Food Corporation will close its Vlasic pickle production plant located in Millsboro by the end of this year:

“I am deeply saddened by the news Pinnacle Food Corporation’s Vlasic pickle production plant in Millsboro will be closing by the end of the year. We will make this an all-hands-on-deck effort to help those impacted by this decision during the plant’s transition. The Governor and I plan to visit the facility next Wednesday and we have invited the Congressional Delegation and representatives from the Delaware Department of Economic Development, the Department of Labor, and the Sussex County government to join us so we can provide all of the assistance we can. During earlier visits to the plant, I have met many of the hundreds of employees and I also know many of the local farmers who source the company’s cucumbers. My thoughts are with them during this difficult time. I often say ‘in adversity lies opportunity,’ and we will work hard to identify a new tenant so hopefully neither the facility nor the employees will be idle for long.”