Monterey Mushrooms of Princeton (Bureau County) is celebrating it's 40th Year in North Central Illinois, producing 600,000 pounds of mushrooms every week, and employing 525 people.
The company operates in a 250,000 square foot facility north of DePue and East of Princeton on Highway 6. Monterey distributes packaged mushrooms throughout the central United States, and has many employees who have worked for the facility for 30 years. Monterey also has plants in Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas and California.
"We treat our company like a small business, even though we have productive employees all over the world," said operations manager Gilberto Dominguez.