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Decatur Cheese Plant Addition Breaking Ground

Decatur Dairy and members of the Decatur Swiss Cheese Cooperative officially broke ground August 16th on their new 50-50 venture, Decatur Cheese Plant, LLC. With Decatur Cheese Plant, LLC owning the building and the land, Decatur Dairy will handle the marketing and will own the equipment in the facility, while the co-op members now have an agreement for milk from their farms to go to this plant. This food & dairy project consists of a new cooler, warm room, dry storage, and a packaging room addition. A total of 27,000 square feet, the addition will nearly double their current facility. Constructed out of precast exterior walls and masonry interior bearing walls, the addition will help expand their operation to produce more of their havarti, muenster, and specialty swiss cheese.