Decatur Ice Cream Factory to Close By Fall

DECATUR, Ind. (AP) — An ice cream producer has notified the state it will close a northeastern Indiana plant by the end of the year, eliminating 156 full-time and 20 temporary jobs.

DFA Dairy Brands Ice Cream said in a filing with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development that it plans the first of several job cuts to occur in September.

DFA stands for Dairy Farmers of America, a milk marketing cooperative owned by family farmers. The Journal Gazette reports the cooperative of more than 7,000 family farms includes around 200 in Indiana.