Dean Foods announces closure of Illinois dairy plant

Milk giant Dean Foods is closing one of its Illinois facilities this year.

A Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act letter sent by the Texas-based company says 131 people will lose their jobs at the Huntley dairy plant and office. The layoffs will occur in mid-September.

The facility is one of several Dean Foods plants to close this year. The company blames decreased dairy consumption trends and a highly competitive industry.