TreeHouse Foods will close Minneapolis plant, lay off 120 workers

The plant produces snack nuts and trail mix.
Publish date:

TreeHouse Foods will be closing its Minneapolis snacks facility this year, with 120 employees losing their jobs as a result.

The company, which is based in Chicago, is a private-label food brand that manufactures and distributes an assortment of premade food and drink products to retailers. The Minneapolis plant produced snack nuts and trail mix. 

TreeHouse announced the closure Thursday, saying it will come by the end of the third quarter. The company said it announced the decision now to give employees as much time as possible to plan ahead.

TreeHouse Foods has two other facilities in the state. One in Lakeville that makes bars and fruit snacks, and one in Fridley that's an in-house bakery.

But a piece of TreeHouse will move to Minnesota

On the same day the plant closing was detailed, Post announced it had agreed to buy TreeHouse's ready-to-eat cereal business. And once the deal is finalized, it will be integrated into Post's existing cereal business, Post Consumer Brands, which is based in Lakeville, Minnesota.

They produce cereals such as Honey Bunches of Oats, Raisin Bran, the various Flintstone-themed Pebbles, Grape Nuts and more, as well as the entire Malt-O-Meal line.

What that may mean for jobs or other aspects of the business isn't known right now. But TreeHouse currently has two cereal facilities, in Ohio and Nevada, which Post will ultimately own.

Next Up

Jared Vanderbilt

Shorthanded Timberwolves fall to Atlanta in Monday matinee

D'Angelo Russell scored 31 points, but didn't have much help.

police lights

Man, 72, critical after possible robbery outside Minneapolis business

The 72-year-old sustained gunshot wounds in the incident.


It could take months to vaccinate MN teachers, people 65 and older

"This is going to be harder than going to Ticketmaster and trying to get Bruce Springsteen tickets," Walz said.

Herb Brooks statue

Trump's planned statue garden would include 2 Minnesotans, others with MN links

But there were some notable names absent from the wide-ranging and eclectic list.

k9 zeke

Petition seeks to allow retired Corcoran officer to keep K9 partner

Corcoran's public safety director says if K9 Zeke is donated to the officer it will be a loss for the department.


Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, Jan. 18

The latest update from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Tom Kelly Jr.

Tom Kelly Jr., son of Twins World Series manager, dies at 42

He was a member of the 2001 UST national championship team.

Hennepin County CSI

Police: Man shot in the head by woman in Richfield

It happened in the early hours of Monday.

University of St. Thomas

St. Thomas students robbed by suspects in ski masks

Nobody was injured in the early Saturday incident.


Polaris lays off 300 as it closes Iowa plant, moves some production to MN

The plant closure comes despite the company announcing better-than-expected financial results Tuesday.

Stock market chart

Nortech Systems closing plant near Brainerd

The Maple Grove-based company said it will offer its 60 plant workers jobs at other plants

What is Kernza? General Mills thinks it'll make a good grain – and help soil

Why Kernza could be a valuable, eco-friendly grain in the future.