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Prairie Farms expanding dairy production in Indiana

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Staff Writer | February 13, 2017
Prairie Farms Dairy
Expansion   Prairie Farms to invest $8.7 million

Prairie Farms Dairy, a farmer-owned cooperative, announced plans to expand its operations in Indiana.

The company will be investing $8.7 million to add specialty products to its portfolio and increasing opportunities for the Hoosier dairy industry.

Prairie Farms, which is headquartered in Carlinville, Illinois, will construct and equip a 22,500-square-foot addition to its existing production facility at 3400 Lima Road, which currently produces fluid milk, ice cream mix, specialty drinks, cottage cheese, sour cream and dips.

The company will add new processing tanks and systems, production equipment, packaging lines, a cooler and a dry storage warehouse in order to accelerate growth through production of value-added products for retail and food service customers, and to grow their business as an ingredient supplier to other manufacturing companies.

Construction of the expansion is expected to begin in April and be complete within 18 months.

As part of its growth, Prairie Farms plans to create eight new jobs in Indiana by 2020.

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