Corteva Agriscience to Close LeRoy, IL Grain Facility
USAgNet - 07/18/2019
An unknown number of people will lose their jobs after Corteva Agriscience announced Wednesday it is closing its commercial soybean production facility in LeRoy, Illinois.
The plant was formerly known as the DuPont Pioneer LeRoy Production Plant. The closure is effective Wednesday, with some employees remaining through harvest to complete the closing, said Corteva Agriscience spokesperson Gregg Schmidt.
The closure comes just a month after Corteva Agriscience officially spun off into its own company June 1. It was formerly the agriculture division of the merged DowDuPont, with Pioneer as a marquee seed brand.
LeRoy Mayor Steve Dean said it was a "sad day for all the employees, and for the people of the City of LeRoy."
Dean said the company had done a lot of good for his community, including providing several grants for its police department and other community groups.