Pet food manufacturer All-Feed Processing and Packaging, Inc. is planning to discontinue operations.

Pet food manufacturer All-Feed Processing and Packaging, Inc. is planning to discontinue operations.

The company, which has its plant in Galva and office in Alpha, is planning to close since it cannot meet the monetary fines leveled by OSHA several months ago for what OSHA said was unsafe practices at the plant, according to All-Feed owner Tim Anderson.

"Having spent basically every penny that we have to come into compliance, there's just nothing left for the citations," Anderson told the Galva News today.

None of the Galva plant's approximately 20 workers have been laid off or terminated yet, Anderson said, but their hours have been reduced.

The business won't cease production for perhaps two or three months, Anderson said, since All-Feed is being given time by OSHA to complete contracts All-Feed had entered into to provide pet food to customers. Meanwhile, no new contracts will be signed, Anderson said.

A press conference has been scheduled for the Galva plant at 9:30 a.m. Monday morning. Bobby Schilling, a former U.S. Congressman seeking to win back his seat from Cheri Bustos in the November election, will speak at the conference. Anderson said Schilling has been a supporter of All-Feed.