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Food Processing

Food and food processing are mainstays of the Kankakee County economic landscape. There are 80 establishments in Kankakee County involved in the Agribusiness, Food Processing & Technology sector, producing a location quotient of 2.13, more than twice the concentration of employment compared to the U.S. average.*

Leading Agribusiness, Food Processing & Technology sector representatives include:

  • Van Drunen Farms
  • Del Monte Fresh Produce Company
  • Momence Packing Company
  • Dawn Food Products Inc.
  • Silva International
  • Gilster-Mary Lee
  • Plochman Inc.
  • FutureCeuticals
  • J.R. Short Milling
  • Heartland Harvest
  • Urban Farmer

A sister company to Van Drunen Farms, FutureCeuticals houses advanced R&D operations at its Momence facility. A forum for talented Ph.D. chemists and biologists committed to discovering new avenues for human health from real, whole fruits, vegetables, and grains, FutureCeuticals has generated more than 50 patents pertaining to metabolic health, inflammation, cardiovascular health, and healthy aging.

*Source: Economic Modeling Specialists International