Delmonte has been in Mendota since 1949. Not sure if this is the original water tower or not, but it likely is. I rarely slow down when I drive past this plant. They’re responsible for nasty things like canned peas, canned mixed veggies, canned creamed corn, & the worst of all veggies — canned lima beans. All things that brought me nightmares as a kid. What does being an adult mean? Never ever having to eat another canned lima bean ever again.
The plant does employ about 150 folks, though, so I guess that’s a gold star on the fridge for whoever owns Delmonte?