Tillamook Creamery Association to Bring Sweet Opportunities To Decatur, IL
Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA), a farmer-owned dairy co-op known for its popular ice cream brand, has exciting plans for Decatur, Illinois. They intend to open a new ice cream manufacturing facility in Decatur by late 2024. This facility will be TCCA’s first outside of Oregon and will be solely dedicated to ice cream production. The company will invest in updating the previously-owned Prairie Farms plant, which closed in early 2022, to meet its stringent quality standards. The goal is to start full ice cream production in October 2024.
What’s even more promising for Decatur is that this project is expected to create approximately 45 new jobs in the local community. Decatur Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe is enthusiastic about this development, emphasizing its positive impact on the local economy, especially along the MLK corridor. The Economic Development Corporation of Decatur-Macon County President, Nicole Bateman, believes that TCCA’s choice of Decatur for expansion is a testament to the city’s strong business climate, affordable utilities, and strategic location, providing access to a large customer base in the Midwest.