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Oregon-based Tillamook buys former Prairie Farms plant in Decatur

Tillamook, a well-known dairy company famous for its ice cream, is planning to open a manufacturing plant in Decatur, Illinois, by the end of 2024. The Decatur City Council has approved Tillamook’s proposal to retrofit an existing building for this purpose, which is expected to create around 45 new jobs for the local community. Decatur was chosen for its manufacturing expertise and trusted reputation, making it an ideal location for Tillamook. The plant aims to begin operations in October 2024, and this development offers hope for the community, particularly following the closure of Akorn Pharmaceuticals, which left over 400 employees unemployed. City council members believe that Tillamook’s new factory will not only provide job opportunities but also contribute to the local economy and boost community morale.