DECATUR, Ind. (WFFT) -- Dairy Farmers of America announced Friday it is shuttering its ice cream manufacturing plant in northeast Indiana, costing 160 employees their jobs.
The national milk marketing cooperative says it's closing their Decatur plant on Sept. 10 because of changing market conditions.
DFA says it will work with employees and local agencies to find other jobs and placement services.
“Decisions like this that impact people’s livelihoods are never easy," DFA Dairy Brands Ice Cream President Robin Galloway wrote in a statement. “Unfortunately, the financial challenges associated with running the facility are just too great. The employees here have done an excellent job producing quality ice cream products, and we sincerely appreciate their hard work and dedication.”
The plant manufactures ice cream products for the Mayfield Dairy, Dean's Country Fresh and Friendly's brands.